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Relative labor supply and the gender wage Gap: Evidence for Colombia and the United States

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  • Diego F. ANGEL URDINOLA

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  • Quentin WODON

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Under imperfect substitution between men and women and no discrimination, a higher relative supply of labor by women should reduce female wages as compared to male wages. By contrast, under gender discrimination and perfect substitution, an increase in the relative labor supply of women should reduce the gender wage gap. Using a simple conceptual framework and 20 years of cross-sectional wage data from both the United States and Colombia, empirical tests on the relationship between relative labor supply and the gender wage gap suggest that discrimination is a more important issue than imperfect substitution. The evidence is especially strong in Colombia.

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Paper provided by DEPARTAMENTO NACIONAL DE PLANEACIÓN in its series ARCHIVOS DE ECONOMÍA with number 003452.

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Length: 24
Date of creation: 06 Oct 2003
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Handle: RePEc:col:000118:003452

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Keywords: Discrimination;

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