The impact of wage bargaining and worker preferences on the gender pay gap

Seamus McGuinness, Philip O'Connell, Tim Callan, Elish Kelly

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    Abstract

    This article examines the gender pay gap in Ireland from a comparative perspective, using an employer-employee matched dataset from 2003. The research assesses the magnitude and drivers of the gap separately for both the full-time and part-time labour markets. The results suggest that a wage bargaining system centred on social partnership was of benefit to females within both labour markets. Trade union membership was associated with a wider gap in the full-time labour market but a narrower differential among part-time workers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)277-293
    Number of pages17
    JournalEuropean Journal of Industrial Relations
    Volume17
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

    Keywords

    • employer-employee linked data
    • full-time/part-time labour markets
    • gender wage gap
    • Ireland
    • wage bargaining regime

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