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Table 4 Occupational wage gap (owg) decomposition by gender

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

   1960-89 1994 1996 1998 2000
Women       
MD-FD owg Observed – 0.003 – 0.013 0.055 0.052 0.034
  Endowments 0.113 0.077 0.112 0.116 0.168
  Selectivity 1.186 0.985 0.961 0.941 1.051
  Unexplained – 1.302 – 1.075 – 1.018 – 1.005 – 1.185
MD-GI owg Observed 0.415 0.120 0.203 0.200 0.199
  Endowments 0.154 – 0.015 0.006 – 0.002 0.036
  Selectivity 0.460 0.451 0.575 0.692 0.687
  Unexplained – 0.199 – 0.316 – 0.378 – 0.490 – 0.523
FD-GI owg Observed 0.417 0.133 0.148 0.148 0.165
  Endowments – 0.004 – 0.110 – 0.112 – 0.057 – 0.029
  Selectivity – 0.726 – 0.534 – 0.385 – 0.248 – 0.365
  Unexplained 1.147 0.778 0.646 0.453 0.560
Men       
MD-FD owg Observed 0.015 0.040 0.039 0.053 0.034
  Endowments – 0.064 – 0.026 – 0.045 0.006 – 0.085
  Selectivity 0.207 0.967 0.700 0.181 – 0.669
  Unexplained – 0.128 – 0.901 – 0.617 – 0.134 0.789
MD-GI owg Observed 0.126 0.067 0.057 0.079 0.126
  Endowments – 0.018 – 0.040 – 0.036 – 0.025 – 0.045
  Selectivity – 0.050 0.483 0.598 0.584 0.007
  Unexplained 0.194 – 0.377 – 0.505 – 0.481 0.163
FD-GI owg Observed 0.110 0.026 0.019 0.026 0.091
  Endowments 0.094 – 0.050 – 0.045 – 0.089 – 0.005
  Selectivity – 0.257 – 0.484 – 0.102 0.404 0.676
  Unexplained 0.273 0.560 0.166 – 0.288 – 0.580
  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.