Understanding Changes in Gender Earnings Di ¤ erentials during Economic Transition : The East German Case

@inproceedings{Gathmann2004UnderstandingCI,
  title={Understanding Changes in Gender Earnings Di ¤ erentials during Economic Transition : The East German Case},
  author={Christina Gathmann},
  year={2004}
}
Relative wages have changed dramatically after the collapse of communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe. Though the basic facts have been well documented, little is known about their underlying causes. This paper studies the determinants of the gender wage gap in East Germany and its evolution over time. In contrast to most other transition economies, wage di¤erentials between East German men and women have fallen during the 1990s. Preliminary results suggest that selective withdrawal… CONTINUE READING