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A distributional analysis of the gender wage gap in Bangladesh

Ahmed, Salma and Maitra, Pushkar 2011, A distributional analysis of the gender wage gap in Bangladesh, Monash University Department of Economics discussion papers, vol. 20/11, pp. 1-35.

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Title A distributional analysis of the gender wage gap in Bangladesh
Author(s) Ahmed, Salma
Maitra, Pushkar
Journal name Monash University Department of Economics discussion papers
Volume number 20/11
Start page 1
End page 35
Total pages 35
Publisher Monash University
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2011
ISSN 1441-5429
Keyword(s) gender wage gap
discrimination effect
selection
unconditional quantile regression
Bangladesh
Notes This paper decomposes the gender wage gap along the entire wage distribution into an endowment effect and a discrimination effect, taking into account possible selection into full-time employment. Applying a new decomposition approach to the Bangladesh Labour Force Survey (LFS) data we find that women are paid less than men every where on the wage distribution and the gap is higher at the lower end of the distribution. Discrimination against women is the primary determinant of the wage gap. We also find that the gap has widened over the period 1999 - 2005. Our results intensify the call for better enforcement of gender based affirmative action policies.
Language eng
Field of Research 140211 Labour Economics
Socio Economic Objective 910208 Micro Labour Market Issues
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2011
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30054865

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Alfred Deakin Research Institute
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