Do women in the Czech Republic face wage discrimination? Findings of the selected com-pany

by Veronika HEDIJA


JEL classification

  • Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
  • Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity


gender pay gap, Gender, wage differences, wage discrimination


The paper examines the amount of gender pay gap (GPG) in the selected company to find out if the company wage discriminates women or not. To estimate the discriminatory component of gender pay gap, authors have used two methods: the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition and the method of pair-wise comparison. The authors conclude that the gender pay gap in selected companies the gender pay gap was is about 19 %. This pay gap can not be explained by different performance characteristics of men and women in this the company. By contrast, women had have better characteristics compared to men. Their wages should be higher than the wage of men. Using the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition, it was found that the effect of discrimination makes up more than 100 % of GPG. The existence of wage discrimination against women in the company has been confirmed using method of pair-wise comparison too.