Age and disability: explaining the wage differential

Gannon, Brenda and Munley, Margaret (2009) Age and disability: explaining the wage differential. Social Science and Medicine, 69 1: 47-55. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.04.013

Author Gannon, Brenda
Munley, Margaret
Title Age and disability: explaining the wage differential
Journal name Social Science and Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0277-9536
Publication date 2009-07-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.04.013
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 69
Issue 1
Start page 47
End page 55
Total pages 9
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Abstract This paper estimates the level of explained and unexplained factors that contribute to the wage gap between workers with and without disabilities, providing benchmark estimates for Ireland. It separates out the confounding impact of productivity differences between disabled and non-disabled, by comparing wage differentials across three groups, disabled with limitations, disabled without limitations and non-disabled. Furthermore, data are analysed for the years 1995–2001 and two sub-samples pre and post 1998 allow us to decompose wage differentials before and after the Employment Equality Act 1998. Results are comparable to those of the UK and the unexplained component (upper bound of discrimination) is lower once we control for productivity differences. The lower bound level depends on the contribution of unobserved effects and the validity of the selection component in the decomposition model.
Keyword Disability
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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