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
Date Written: August 1, 2011
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
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