Parenthood Impact on Wage Gap in Romania

Ionela-Roxana GLĂVAN (
Bucharest University of Economic Studies


Discrimination is a phenomenon of impacting significance for policy makers because it affects all social classes and generates inequalities and lack of opportunities. This study uses R statistical software to analyse wage differences based on parenthood and maternity criteria. Blinder-Oaxaca econometrical model is selected along with a linear regression technique to be performed. The study suggests that the impact of the presence of children is a contributing factor to the general inequality between people. This relationship complies with the decreasing natality trend.

Keywords: Blinder-Oaxaca, wage gap, salary statistics, maternity

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Romanian Statistical Review 4/2018