How Welfare States Shape the Gender Pay Gap: A Theoretical and Comparative Analysis

@article{Mandel2009HowWS,
  title={How Welfare States Shape the Gender Pay Gap: A Theoretical and Comparative Analysis},
  author={Hadas Michael Mandel and Hadas Michael Shalev},
  journal={Social Forces},
  year={2009},
  volume={87},
  pages={1873 - 1911}
}
We assess the impact of the welfare state on cross-national variation in the gender wage gap. Earnings inequality between men and women is conceptualized as resulting from their different locations in the class hierarchy, combined with the severity of wage differentials between and within classes. This decomposition contributes to identifying the relevant dimensions of welfare states and testing their impact on women’s relative earnings. Our empirical analysis is based on income and occupation… Expand

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