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A distributional analysis of the gender wage gap in Bangladesh

Ahmed, Salma and Maitra, P 2015, A distributional analysis of the gender wage gap in Bangladesh, Journal of development studies, vol. 51, no. 11, pp. 1444-1458, doi: 10.1080/00220388.2015.1046444.

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Title A distributional analysis of the gender wage gap in Bangladesh
Author(s) Ahmed, Salma
Maitra, P
Journal name Journal of development studies
Volume number 51
Issue number 11
Start page 1444
End page 1458
Total pages 15
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1743-9140
Keyword(s) Gender wage gap
Gender equality
Gender equality in India
Summary This article empirically investigates the gender wage gap in Bangladesh during the period 2005–2009. Applying unconditional quantile regression models, the article demonstrates that women are paid less than men throughout 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. The article also demonstrates that the observed gender wage gap is likely to be underestimated if we ignore selection in full-time employment. A number of policy implications are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/00220388.2015.1046444
Field of Research 160505 Economic Development Policy
14 Economics
16 Studies In Human Society
Socio Economic Objective 910208 Micro Labour Market Issues
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Routledge
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30085409

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