Accounting for the Permanent vs. Temporary Wage Gap among Young Adults: Three European Countries in Perspective

Antonella Dagostino, Thomas Grandner, Dieter Gstach, Andrea Regoli

Publikation: Wissenschaftliche FachzeitschriftOriginalbeitrag in FachzeitschriftBegutachtung


In this paper we analyse wage differentials among young adults using the Statistics on Income and Living Conditions survey data for Italy, France and Germany in 2009. Deploying a Recentered Influence Function -regression plus reweighting
estimation technique we investigate the contribution of personal and job characteristics to wage differentials across the wage distribution. Our results indicate that the unexplained component of the gap remains very large in Italy across the whole distribution. The unexplained effect weakens in France for high-paid employees whereas it is not significant in Germany.
Seiten (von - bis)337 - 364
FachzeitschriftInternational Labour Review
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2019

Österreichische Systematik der Wissenschaftszweige (ÖFOS)

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  • temporary contracts
  • unconditional quantile regression
  • wage gap decomposition
  • young adults