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dc.contributor.authorHoyos, Alejandroen_US
dc.contributor.authorÑopo, Hugoen_US
dc.contributor.authorPeña, Ximenaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-04en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-11T14:30:40Z-
dc.date.available2011-02-11T14:30:40Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/44226-
dc.description.abstractThis paper surveys gender earnings gaps in Colombia from 1994 to 2006, using matching comparisons to examine the extent to which individuals with similar human capital characteristics earn different wages. Three sub-periods are considered: 1994-1998; 2000-2001; and 2002- 2006, corresponding to the economic cycle of the Colombian economy. The gaps dropped from the first to the second period but remained almost unchanged between the second and the third. The gender earnings gap remains largely unexplained after controlling for different combinations of socio-demographics and job-related characteristics, reaching between 13 and 23 percent of average female earnings. That gap is lower at the middle of the wage distributions than the extremes, possibly due to a gender-equalizing effect of the minimum wage. Moreover, the gap is more pronounced for low-productivity workers and those who need flexibility to participate in labor markets. This suggests that policy interventions in the form of labor market regulations may have little impact on reducing gender earnings gaps.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5073en_US
dc.subject.jelC14en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelO54en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordgenderen_US
dc.subject.keywordethnicityen_US
dc.subject.keywordwage gapsen_US
dc.subject.keywordLatin Americaen_US
dc.subject.keywordColombiaen_US
dc.subject.keywordmatchingen_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenarbeitslohnen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Gruppeen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsproduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwKonjunkturen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwKolumbienen_US
dc.titleThe persistent gender earnings gap in Colombia, 1994-2006en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn638515408en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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