Is there a Double-Negative Effect? Gender and Ethnic Wage Differentials
AbstractThis paper investigates the gender and ethnic wage differentials for female Immigrants, applying the Oaxaca ecomposition 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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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Turin in its series Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis. Working Papers with number 201337.
Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2013
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- NEP-ALL-2013-09-06 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEM-2013-09-06 (Demographic Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2013-09-06 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LMA-2013-09-06 (Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages)
- NEP-LTV-2013-09-06 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
- NEP-MIG-2013-09-06 (Economics of Human Migration)
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by maximorossi in NEP-LTV blog on 2013-09-25 12:16:41
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