Gender wage differences in the selected Czech public sector company

Veronika Hedija, Petr Musil
2012 Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis  
HEDIJA, V., MUSIL, P.: Gender wage diff erences in the selected Czech public sector company. Acta univ. agric. et silvic. Mendel. Brun., 2012, LX, No. 7, pp. 81-88 The issue of wage disparity between men and women belongs to the current and widely discussed topics. The attention given to this subject also refl ects the fact that the issue of the equality between women and men and non-discrimination by gender is incorporated in the law of the European Union. A number of studies are devoted to
more » ... s are devoted to the gender wage disparities and the root cause of wage diff erences in the Czech Republic, however, only few of these deal with the gender wage diff erentials in the public sector. It is exactly this issue, which is discussed in this article, its aim being to identify the extent of the gender pay gap in the selected Czech public sector company. The article concentrates on fi nding the main causes for the existence of wage diff erences between men and women and determining whether the company inclines to wage discrimination against women. The Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition is used to defi ne, which part of the gender pay gap can be attributed to the diff erent characteristics of men and women and which part stays unexplained. It is this unexplained part that can be the result of wage discrimination against women. Address Ing. Veronika Hedija, Ph.D., Ing. Petr Musil, Ph.D., Katedra ekonomických studií, Vysoká škola polytechnická Jihlava, Tolstého 16, 586 01 Jihlava, Česká republika,
doi:10.11118/actaun201260070081 fatcat:kgyzx43t4fd6fizy6craywmuou