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dc.contributor.authorApergis, Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorLynch, Nicola
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-04T16:13:00Z
dc.date.available2021-01-04T16:13:00Z
dc.date.issued2020-12-25
dc.identifier.citationApergis, N. and Lynch, N. (2020). 'The impact of economic freedom on the gender pay gap: evidence from a survey of UK households'. Journal of Economic Studies, pp. 1-16.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0144-3585
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/JES-09-2020-0444
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625490
dc.description.abstractPurpose-Using survey datasets, this work explores the impact of economic freedom on the gender pay gap. Design/methodology/approach-The analysis combines Economic Freedom of the World data with the Understanding Society (USoc) Microdata series to determine the association between economic freedom, and its respective components, and the gap in pay between males and females in the U.K. Findings-The results document that economic freedom positively affects the gender pay gap. When the components of the index are considered, the findings indicate different effects of various types of policy, i.e. less government spending, stronger trade liberalization conditions and levels of corruption lead to higher gaps; stronger legal and property rights and a sounder money system have no impact on the gap. Moreover, a stronger impact in the manufacturing industry, part-time workers and those who work in the non-London regions is observed. The results survived certain robustness tests. Practical implications-The findings imply that reductions to government spending programmes can potentially aggravate the gap in hourly wages paid between males and females and should, therefore, be implemented. It may be also possible to provide females the training or education necessary to effectively compete in the workforce, before eliminating any spending programme they rely on.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEmeralden_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JES-09-2020-0444/full/htmlen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCESen_US
dc.subjectEconomic freedomen_US
dc.subjectGender pay gapen_US
dc.subjectUKen_US
dc.subjectSurvey dataen_US
dc.titleThe impact of economic freedom on the gender pay gap: evidence from a survey of UK householdsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Economic Studiesen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-12-11
refterms.dateFOA2021-01-04T16:13:01Z
dc.author.detail786373en_US


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