Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35837
Authors: 
Schober, Thomas
Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf
Year of Publication: 
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: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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