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Table 2 Overall gender wage gap decomposition, all occupations 1960-2000

From: Gender and occupational wage gaps in Romania: from planned equality to market inequality?

  1960-1989 1994 1996 1998 2000
Observed 0.280 0.205 0.221 0.189 0.214
Endowments 0.048 −0.016 −0.009 −0.016 −0.015
Occupational 0.001 −0.125 −0.091 −0.041 0.252
Selectivity 0.050 0.040 0.035 0.022 −0.061
Unexplained 0.172 0.302 0.286 0.223 0.036
  1. Notes: Observed represents total wage gap in mean wages. The total wage gap is decomposed into four parts: Endowments that represents the contribution to the wage gap from differences in observables; Occupational represents the contribution from unequal distribution of men and women over occupational groups; Selectivity represents the contribution from differences in unobservables and finally, Unexplanied that represents the contribution from differences in return to observables.