Gender Gap in the Heart of Wage Earning Differentials

Scholars Bulletin, Vol. 3(3), p. 122-128, March 2017

7 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2017

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David Iheke Okorie

Xiamen University - Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE); University of Nigeria - Department of Economics

Dak-Adzaklo Cephas Simon-Peter

Xiamen University - Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE)

Date Written: March 16, 2017

Abstract

The notion of gender inequality has been a long lasting phenomenon and have been empirically investigated in so many economies by researchers like Blau & Kahn, Jones & Makepeace, etc. in the past. This work sets out to investigate the existence of gender discrimination in the heart of wage earnings. The dataset used is the Current Population Survey of the United State, the analysis showed that the likelihood of earning higher wages depends on the gender of the worker as male workers are likely to end more than their fellow female counterparts are in the same employment category. However, this likelihood depends on the Educational Qualifications of the workers (both male and female). Therefore, this works has empirical shown that there exists gender discrimination in the heart of wage earnings which is not independent of College Degree.

Keywords: Gender Inequality, Gender Discrimination, Likelihood

Suggested Citation

Okorie, David Iheke and Simon-Peter, Dak-Adzaklo Cephas, Gender Gap in the Heart of Wage Earning Differentials (March 16, 2017). Scholars Bulletin, Vol. 3(3), p. 122-128, March 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3003559

David Iheke Okorie (Contact Author)

Xiamen University - Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE) ( email )

A 307, Economics Building
Xiamen, Fujian 10246
China

University of Nigeria - Department of Economics ( email )

Department of Economics,
University of Nigeria Nsukka
Nsukka, Enugu State 4100002
Nigeria

Dak-Adzaklo Cephas Simon-Peter

Xiamen University - Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE)

A 307, Economics Building
Xiamen, Fujian 10246
China

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