Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Gender Wage Inequalities Between Historical Heritage and Structural Adjustments: A German–German Comparison Over Time

Lara Minkus Anne Busch-Heizmann Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society, jxy032, Published: 10 December 2018 Cite Permissions Share Abstract While research on the gender pay gap (GPG) is growing, there is little evidence on the stability or convergence of GPGs against the backdrop of sudden historical changes. Taking advantage of German reunification, after which western male-breadwinner policies were superimposed on the hitherto gender egalitarian East, we illuminate this research gap. Using decompositions on the Socio-economic Panel, we examine how historically grown gender arrangements influence the GPG in eastern and western Germany 1990–2013. We find support for the concept of a stalled gender revolution and a continued influence of pre-unification gender arrangements on the German GPG. Issue Section: Research © The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: This article is published and distributed under the terms of the Oxford University Press, Standard Journals Publication Model (