The aim of this paper is to investigate in a generational perspective the transmission of preferences in education and the main gender differentials across four developed countries of southern Europe (Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain), taking into account the peculiarities of their macroeconomic and educational systems. More precisely, sets of α-indexes – which reflect the whole wage and educational distribution of women across socio-economic sub-groups of employees – are computed to explore the different extent to which these gaps can be attributed to discrimination. Country-specific differentials are sketched and the often controversial role of national contexts in shaping gender discrimination is widely discussed.

Intergenerational Mobility and Gender Gap: Evidence From Mediterranean Countries

CASTELLANO, Rosalia;PUNZO, Gennaro;ROCCA, Antonella
2012

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The aim of this paper is to investigate in a generational perspective the transmission of preferences in education and the main gender differentials across four developed countries of southern Europe (Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain), taking into account the peculiarities of their macroeconomic and educational systems. More precisely, sets of α-indexes – which reflect the whole wage and educational distribution of women across socio-economic sub-groups of employees – are computed to explore the different extent to which these gaps can be attributed to discrimination. Country-specific differentials are sketched and the often controversial role of national contexts in shaping gender discrimination is widely discussed.
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