The Gender Pay Gap : A Cross-Country Analysis

  title={The Gender Pay Gap : A Cross-Country Analysis},
  author={Solomon William Polachek},
The gender wage gap varies across countries. For example, among OECD nations women in Australia, Belgium, Italy and Sweden earn 80% as much as males, whereas in Austria, Canada and Japan women earn about 60% as much as males. Current studies examining cross-country differences focus on the impact of labor market institutions such as minimum wage laws and nationwide collective bargaining. However, these studies neglect labor market institutions that affect women’s lifetime work behavior—a factor… CONTINUE READING