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The Impact of Gender on Mid-Career Labour Income: The Case of Bulgaria

Stoilova, Rumiana and Simeonova-Ganeva, Ralitsa and Kotzeva, Tatyana (2011): The Impact of Gender on Mid-Career Labour Income: The Case of Bulgaria. Published in: Social Sciences Research Network TransEurope, University of Bamberg No. Working Paper No. 32 (2011)

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The impact assessment of education and gender on mid-career labour income in a transitional economy could provide for better understanding of the influence of the labour market dynamics over individuals with different characteristics. Here, we attempt to find an answer to the question: How education and gender determine mid-career labour income? We estimate the returns to education depending on gender using Mincerian equations and regressions. The data set we use is from the Structure of Earnings Survey conducted by the National Statistical Institute in 2002 and 2006. The analysis covers over 130,000 employees between 35 and 49 years old. The impact assessment allows conclusions about the wage gap between men and women, working in different economic sectors incl. the division of public and private sector, services and industry. The access to managerial position and gender differences in the type of the labour contract have been investigated for their contribution to the persistence of a gender pay gap among the individuals with a tertiary education.

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