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The Legacy of Equality and the Weakness of Law: Within-job Gender Wage Inequality in the Czech Republic

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    0338615 - SOU-Z 2010 RIV GB eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Křížková, Alena - Penner, A. - Petersen, T.
    The Legacy of Equality and the Weakness of Law: Within-job Gender Wage Inequality in the Czech Republic.
    European Sociological Review. Roč. 26, č. 1 (2010), s. 83-95 ISSN 0266-7215
    Grant CEP: GA ČR GA403/05/2474; GA AV ČR IAA700280804
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z70280505
    Klíčová slova: gender wage gap * labour market segregation * job-level inequality
    Kód oboru RIV: AO - Sociologie, demografie
    Impakt faktor: 1.023, rok: 2010

    Using firm-level data from the Czech Republic in the years 1998, 2002, and 2004, we examine whether the introduction of legislative measures for gender equality connected with the accession to the European Union had a significant effect on gender wage inequality. The central conclusion of our analysis is that within-job wage inequality plays a significant role in the Czech labour market, and that there were no substantive changes during the period studied. Czech women doing the same job in the same establishment earn about 10% less than their male co-workers. The smallest gender wage gaps are found in establishments and groups of employees representative of or with strong ties to the socialist past. We conclude by speculating that motherhood and women’s responsibilities in the home, together with the legal system’s lack of legitimacy, limit the impact of legislative changes on practices in Czech society and preserve gender wage discrimination.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0182345