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Table 3 Gender wage gap decomposition by sector, 1960-2000

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

  1960-1989 1994 1996 1998 2000
Male-dominated (MD) occupations      
Observed 0.027 0.164 0.099 0.081 0.146
Endowments −0.096 −0.026 −0.049 −0.043 −0.116
Selectivity −0.481 −0.073 −0.077 −0.204 −1.394
Unexplained 0.585 0.257 0.226 0.333 1.649
Gender-integrated (GI) occupations      
Observed 0.316 0.217 0.245 0.202 0.219
Endowments 0.070 −0.016 −0.006 −0.013 −0.011
Selectivity 0.040 −0.104 −0.103 −0.102 0.054
Unexplained 0.198 0.332 0.352 0.315 0.177
Female-dominated (FD) occupations      
Observed 0.009 0.110 0.115 0.081 0.145
Endowments −0.051 −0.009 0.002 −0.025 0.015
Selectivity 0.516 −0.053 0.186 0.551 1.723
Unexplained −0.458 0.168 −0.068 −0.446 −1.590
  1. Notes: Observed represents total wage gap in mean wages. The total wage gap is decomposed into three parts: Endowments that represents the contribution to the wage gap from differences in observables; Selectivity represents the contribution from differences in unobservables and, Unexplanied that represents the contribution from differences in return to observables.