Income Differentials on Regional Labour Markets in Southwest Germany
The aim of our paper is to identify explanatory variables for income disparities between women and men across different regional types. Using data from the BA Employment Panel (BEP) descriptive statistics show that the gender pay gap grows wider from core regions to periphery. The main explanatory variables for the income differentials are vocational education in the men’s case and size of enterprise in the women’s case. Whereas in the case of women the importance of vocational status increases and the importance of size of enterprise decreases from rural areas to urban areas.
Key words: Regional economics, Regional data, Wage differentials, Wage gap.
JEL: J16, J24, J31, R21, R23.