What Can Monopsony Explain of the Gender Wage Di ¤ erential in Italy ?

@inproceedings{Sulis2008WhatCM,
  title={What Can Monopsony Explain of the Gender Wage Di ¤ erential in Italy ?},
  author={Giovanni Sulis and WORKING PAPERS},
  year={2008}
}
  • Giovanni Sulis, WORKING PAPERS
  • Published 2008
In this paper I study gender wage di¤erentials in Italy using …rst-order predictions of monopsony and search models. Using di¤erent empirical strategies, I provide estimates of the labour supply elasticity facing a single …rm. Results indicate that …rms can (third degree) wage discriminate because the elasticity of labour supply to the …rm is lower for women, as postulated by the monopsony model. I also use the abolition of a wage indexation mechanism (Scala Mobile) as an experiment to test the… CONTINUE READING
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