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Salarios Femeninos en el Uruguay ¿Existe un Techo de Cristal?

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  • Marisa Bucheli

    (Departmento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

  • Graciela Sanroman

    (Departmento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

Abstract

The aim of this article is to answer the question of whether women in Uruguay face a glass ceiling. To do this, the conditional gender wage gap is evaluated along the empirical wage distribution function. Separated quantile regression for women and men are estimated. We evaluate the counterfactual gap between the observed male wage and what this would be if men?s characteristics were remunerated in accordance with women?s wage distribution. After this the counterfactual gap is also evaluated for women?s wages. The results suggest that women?s wages are a¤ected by a glass ceiling.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics - dECON in its series Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) with number 0504.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2004
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Handle: RePEc:ude:wpaper:0504

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Keywords: discriminación de género; techo de cristal; regresiones cuantílicas;

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  1. Heckman, James J, 1979. "Sample Selection Bias as a Specification Error," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 47(1), pages 153-61, January.
  2. Fernanda Rivas & Máximo Rossi, 2002. "Evolución de las diferencias salariales entre el sector público y el sector privado en Uruguay," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 0202, Department of Economics - dECON.
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Cited by:
  1. Maria Inés Terra & Marisa Bucheli & Carmen Estrades, 2008. "Trade Openness and Gender in Uruguay: a CGE Analysis," Working Papers MPIA 2008-16, PEP-MPIA.
  2. Mazzuchi, Graciela, 2009. "Labour relations in Uruguay : 2005-2008," ILO Working Papers 446901, International Labour Organization.
  3. Fernando Borraz & Cecilia Robano, 2010. "Brecha Salarial en Uruguay," Revista de Analisis Economico – Economic Analysis Review, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines, vol. 25(1), pages 49-77, June.

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