The economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has yielded dramatic consequences in job losses and firm closures almost everywhere. The first evidence showed a more substantial negative impact on female workers, particularly those with children. However, this impact varied a lot across countries. In this paper, we want to verify the effects of the pandemic on the gender wage gap. At this aim, for a selection of European countries, we compare the levels of the gender wage gap in 2019 and in 2020. For a robust analysis, we propose and compare at this scope the classical Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition and propensity score matching technique.

How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect the gender pay gap in EU countries?

Rocca A.;Mazzocchi P.;De Luca G.;Castellano R.;Quintano C.
2022

Abstract

The economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has yielded dramatic consequences in job losses and firm closures almost everywhere. The first evidence showed a more substantial negative impact on female workers, particularly those with children. However, this impact varied a lot across countries. In this paper, we want to verify the effects of the pandemic on the gender wage gap. At this aim, for a selection of European countries, we compare the levels of the gender wage gap in 2019 and in 2020. For a robust analysis, we propose and compare at this scope the classical Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition and propensity score matching technique.
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