The Gender Impact in Earnings Inequality: Evidence from Sri Lanka

International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research, Vol. 4, No. 2, p. 71, 2011

10 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 2011

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Thankom Gopinath Arun

University of Central Lancashire

Vani K. Borooah

University of Ulster at Jordanstown - School of Economics and Politics

Date Written: August 1, 2011

Abstract

This paper estimates an earnings function for Sri Lanka, followed by a decomposition analysis of male-female earnings suggest that the gender disparity in earnings largely represents 'discrimination' against women. The findings showed that irrespective of their 'inferior' labour market attributes, men had average earnings that were considerably higher than the female average and that this could be attributed entirely to discrimination in favour of male earners.

Keywords: Inequality, Earnings, Gender, Sri Lanka

JEL Classification: O53, R2, O29

Suggested Citation

Arun, Thankom Gopinath and Borooah, Vani K., The Gender Impact in Earnings Inequality: Evidence from Sri Lanka (August 1, 2011). International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research, Vol. 4, No. 2, p. 71, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1923773

Thankom Gopinath Arun (Contact Author)

University of Central Lancashire ( email )

United Kingdom

Vani K. Borooah

University of Ulster at Jordanstown - School of Economics and Politics ( email )

Newtownabbey
County Antrim BT37 OQB, Northern Ireland
United Kingdom

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