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Title:Gender wage inequality and economic growth: is there really a puzzle? PDF Logo
Authors:Schober, Thomas
Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 4323
Abstract:Seguino (2000) shows that gender wage discrimination in export-oriented semi-industrialized countries might be fostering investment and growth in general. While the original analysis does not have internationally comparable wage discrimination data, we replicate the analysis using data from a meta-study on gender wage discrimination and do not find any evidence that more discrimination might further economic growth on the contrary: if anything the impact of gender inequality is negative for growth. Standing up for more gender equality also in terms of wages is good for equity considerations and at least not negative for growth.
Subjects:Growth
gender wage gap
JEL:J16
O15
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20090825629
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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