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Is there a Double-Negative Effect? Gender and Ethnic Wage Differentials

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  • Daniela Piazzalunga
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    This paper investigates the gender and ethnic wage differentials for female immigrants, applying the Oaxaca decomposition to estimate the level of discrimination. The gender pay gap is quite small (7.42%), but it's not explained by observable differences, whilst the ethnic wage gap is larger (27.11%), but the explained components account for about 30%. Ultimately, we will evaluate how the multiple levels of discrimination (due to being a woman and a foreigner at the same time) intersect, following the decomposition suggested by Shamsuddin (1998). The double-negative effect is estimated to be 56-62%.

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    Paper provided by Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic Economics (CHILD) - CCA in its series CHILD Working Papers Series with number 11.

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    Length: 36 pages
    Date of creation: 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:cca:wchild:11

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    Keywords: Immigration; gender; wage discrimination; Oaxaca decomposition; double-negative effect;

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