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Title: Gender Differences in Labor Supply to Monopsonistic Firms: An Empirical Analysis Using Linked Employer-Employee Data from Germany
Authors: Hirsch, Boris
Schank, Thorsten
Schnabel, Claus
Keywords: labor supply
gender pay gap
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2008
Series/Report no.: Working Papers (Princeton University. Industrial Relations Section) ; 541
Abstract: This paper investigates women's and men's labor supply to the firm within a structural approach based on a dynamic model of new monopsony. Using methods of survival analysis and a large linked employer-employee dataset for Germany, we find that labor supply elasticities are small (1.9-3.7) and that women's labor supply to the firm is less elas~ic than men's (which is the reverse of gender differences in labor supply usually found at the level of the market). Our results imply that about one third of the gender pay gap might be wage discrimination by profit-maximizing monopsonistic employers.
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