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Persistence of the gender pay differential in a transition economy

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Persistence of the Gender Pay Differential PERSISTENCE OF THE GENDER PAY DIFFERENTIAL IN A TRANSITION ECONOMY Vera A. Adamchika and Arjun S. Bedi a Department of Economics, Lehigh University, 621 Taylor Street, Bethlehem PA, 18015 USA, e-mail: [email protected] We thank the Central and East European Economic Research Center at Warsaw University, Poland for providing us with the data and Niek de Jong for helpful discussions. The Institute of Social Studies is Europe's longest-established centre of higher education and research in development studies. Post-graduate teaching programmes range from six-week diploma courses to the PhD programme. Research at ISS is fundamental in the sense of laying a scientific basis for the formulation of appropriate development policies. The academic work of ISS is disseminated in the form of books, journal articles, teaching texts, monographs and working papers. The Working Paper series provides a forum for work in progress which seeks to elicit comments and generate discussion. The series includes the research of staff, PhD participants and visiting fellows, and outstanding research papers by graduate students. For further information contact: ORPAS - Institute of Social Studies - P.O. Box 29776 2502LT The Hague - The Netherlands - FAX: +31 70 4260799 E-mail: [email protected] ISSN 0921-0210 Comments are welcome and should be addressed to the author: 1 CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION..........................................................................................1 2. THE INSTITUTIONAL SETTING...............................................................3 2.1 Legal Framework ......................................................................................3 2.2 Wage Setting Institutions..........................................................................4 3. DATA.............................................................................................................5 4. WOMEN’S RELATIVE WAGES...........

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