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The Impact of Network Application on Income Gap in Digital Economy Era —— Based on Gender Differences

Tongyang Wang


Based on the data of China Household Tracking Survey in 2020, this paper studied the change of female salary and the decomposition of salary difference caused by Internet application, as well as the heterogeneity and internal influence mechanism of population Internet application on the change of female salary gap at different stages. The study found that Internet use has a significant positive impact on the overall wage level and significantly reduces the gender wage gap. With the increase of income quantile, the average gap of per capita income between men and women has gradually narrowed, and the problem of income imbalance between men and women in low-income groups has become more and more serious.


Network Application; Wage Differentials; RIF Regression Decomposition; Digital Economy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/fm.v8i5.10005