The paper examines the impact of education on salaries by gender in Italy. It analyses the period 2007-2010 using panel data EU-Silc. Firstly, it is clear that education exerts a positive impact on the probability of participating in employment for both genders, especially for women. Moreover, education confirms its positive impact on salaries by gender throughout entire wage distribution, especially for women in the upper part of the distribution. It is therefore more educated women who participate in the labour market and education itself has some significance on remuneration.
Keywords: Gender Wage Gaps, Education, Regional Differentials, Quantile Regression, Heckman Twostep Model
Jel Code: I20, I24; J31