Project

The Economic Crisis and the Gender Wage Gap

Duration
01 October 2011 → 31 October 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied economics
    • Economic history
    • Macroeconomics and monetary economics
    • Microeconomics
    • Tourism
Keywords
labour market longitudinal data economic crisis sample selection gender wage gap
 
Project description

Understanding the impact of the current economic crisis on men and women is important to design effective policies in pursuing gender equality. This project studies how the current economic crisis is affecting gender wage gaps in Europe. Their variation is decomposed to understand the impact of trends in gender differences in the distribution of individual characteristics and in their rewards.