The Gender Income Gap and the Role of Family Formation Revisited: A Replication of Bobbitt-Zeher (2007)

17 Pages Posted: 26 May 2016

Date Written: May 02, 2016

Abstract

This article reports the results of a replication of Bobbitt-Zeher’s 2007 article “The Gender Income Gap and the Role of Education”. Models that emulate the original specifications (by and large) reproduce the original results. However, models that adhere to Bobbitt-Zeher’s theory concerning the gendered effect of family formation call into question her key finding that “values appear to matter only modestly, while family formation has virtually no effect on the income gap”.

Keywords: gender gap, motherhood penalty, horizontal sex segregation, replication, decomposition methods

JEL Classification: C00, J12, J16, J24, J29, J31

Suggested Citation

Ochsenfeld, Fabian, The Gender Income Gap and the Role of Family Formation Revisited: A Replication of Bobbitt-Zeher (2007) (May 02, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2784121 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2784121

Fabian Ochsenfeld (Contact Author)

Goethe University Frankfurt ( email )

Grüneburgplatz 1
Frankfurt am Main, 60323
Germany

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