Ability, Schooling Choices and Gender Labor Market Discrimination: Evidence for Chile
AbstractThis paper analyzes gender differences in the Chilean labor market, formally addressing the selection of individuals into schooling levels and its impact on gender gaps. The paper utilizes a new and rich data set containing information on labor market outcomes, schooling attainment and schooling performance, as well as variables characterizing individuals’ family background. Although the results show statistically significant gender differences in several dimensions of the Chilean labor market, these gaps depend largely on individuals’ level of schooling. Nonetheless, these findings should not be taken as decisive evidence of discrimination in the Chilean labor market, as future research based on better information might explain some of the unexplained labor market gaps.
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Date of creation: May 2008
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- David Bravo Urrutia & Claudia Sanhueza & sergio Urzúa, 2007. "Ability, Schooling Choices And Gender Labor Market Discrimination: Evidence For Chile," Working Papers wp265, University of Chile, Department of Economics.
- NEP-ALL-2008-10-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2008-10-21 (Development)
- NEP-EDU-2008-10-21 (Education)
- NEP-LAB-2008-10-21 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LAM-2008-10-21 (Central & South America)
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