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Unexplored Dimensions of Discrimination
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Unexplored Dimensions of Discrimination

Tito Boeri, Eleonora Patacchini, and Giovanni Peri

Abstract

Using newly collected and existing data and modern econometric approaches, the book analyzes the issue of wage and employment differences between genders and along less explored dimensions such as religion, sexual orientation, and physical appearance. The first part of the book focuses on gender and it analyzes, using a newly collected database for Italy, the relevance of transition from school to work, and in particular the choice of college major, in determining the gender earning gap. It also analyzes the role of family and of discrimination on the job as a potential reason for this gap, us ... More

Keywords: discrimination, wage gap, gender, religion, sexual orientation, labor markets, Johann Mattheson, high school

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198729853
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729853.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tito Boeri, editor
Professor of Economics, Bocconi University and Scientific Director Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti

Eleonora Patacchini, editor
Associate Professor of Economics, Cornell University

Giovanni Peri, editor
Professor of Economics, University of California, Davis

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Introduction

Tito Boeri

Part I The Wage Gap in the Transition from School to Work

3 Gender Gaps in Spain: The Role of Children in Career Development

Sara de La Rica and Ainara González de San Román

4 Gender Gap in Italy: The Role of College Majors

Massimo Anelli and Giovanni Peri

Part II Unexplored Dimensions of Discrimination in Europe: Religion, Homosexuality, and Physical Appearance

7 Exploratory Analysis for Europe: Religion and Physical Appearance

Eleonora Patacchini, Giuseppe Ragusa, and Yves Zenou

9 Other Dimensions of Discrimination

Eleonora Patacchini, Giuseppe Ragusa, and Yves Zenou

End Matter