Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/63448
Authors: 
Wang, Meiyan
Cai, Fang
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2006/146
Abstract: 
This paper describes and decomposes wage differences between female and male workers. The results indicate that females receive low wages because of unequal pay within sectors, and that the wage gap caused by the difference in sectoral attainment is small. The results also reveal that a lion’s share of the wage differential between females and males is attributable to discrimination rather than to the human capital difference between the genders. Eliminating discriminations against females with a focus on intra-sectoral inequality is crucial for reducing female/male wage differentials.
Subjects: 
labour market
wage differentials
gender discrimination
JEL: 
J16
J31
J71
ISBN: 
9291909300
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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