Identifying age penalty in women's wages: new method and evidence from Germany 1984-2014

Given theoretical premises, gender wage gap adjusted for individual characteristics is likely to vary over age. We extend DiNardo, Fortin and Lemieux (1996) semi-parametric technique to disentangle year, cohort and age effects in adjusted gender wage gaps. We rely on a long panel of data from the German Socio-Economic Panel covering the 1984-2015 period. Our results indicate that the gender wage gap increases over the lifetime, for some birth cohorts also in the post-reproductive age.

Forthcoming in: Feminist Economics.

@article{tyrowicz2018identifying, title={Identifying Age Penalty in Women's Wages: New Method and Evidence from Germany 1984-2014}, author={Tyrowicz, Joanna and Van der Velde, Lucas and van Staveren, Irene}, journal = {Feminist Economics}, year={forthcoming}, }