Motherhood Wage Discrimination, Evidences from Korean Labor and Income Panel Study (KLIPS) 1998-2017, South Korea

20 Pages Posted: 29 Dec 2019

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Seulki Choi

KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Mingean Park

KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date Written: December 20, 2019

Abstract

This study uses the KLIPS data between 1998 to 2017 to examine whether wage discrimination between mothers and non-mothers exists in the South Korea labor market. We compare the amount of wage gap from OLS model to a variety of Fixed effect models which have different types of productivity measures. The results show that mothers are discriminated against in the labor market. Interestingly, the amount of discrimination is bigger for highly-educated women than less-educated women. Especially the semi-professional workers who have the educational attainment level at college degree or higher are the most serious victim of the motherhood wage discrimination.

Suggested Citation

Choi, Seulki and Park, Mingean, Motherhood Wage Discrimination, Evidences from Korean Labor and Income Panel Study (KLIPS) 1998-2017, South Korea (December 20, 2019). KDI School of Pub Policy & Management Paper No. 19-16, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3507424 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3507424

Seulki Choi (Contact Author)

KDI School of Public Policy and Management ( email )

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Sejong, 339-007
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Mingean Park

KDI School of Public Policy and Management ( email )

Seoul
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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