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Male Female Quality Differential in Informal Service Sector: A State Level Study from India

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  • SENGUPTA, ATANU

    (Burdwan University)

  • DATTA, SOUMYENDRA KISHORE

    (Burdwan University)

  • MONDAL, SUSANTA

    (Burdwan University)

Abstract

A number of studies, covering agricultural and industrial sector in India, reveal that female workers are usually ill paid compared to their male counterparts. In this study, we focus on wage-productivity differential between males and females in the unorganised service sector. It is found that contrary to usual belief, females in establishments are more productive than males while the opposite holds in the case of OAEs. However, females are always underpaid compared to the males. Despite increase in female productivity in some sectors due to commercialization, they are still discriminated against males. This is reflected in comparative shadow wages explainable by a number of socio-economic factors.

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  • Sengupta, Atanu & Datta, Soumyendra Kishore & Mondal, Susanta, 2011. "Male Female Quality Differential in Informal Service Sector: A State Level Study from India," Indian Economic Review, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, vol. 46(1), pages 153-176.
  • Handle: RePEc:dse:indecr:0035
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    Keywords

    Shadow wage; Separability; Discrimination; Distress labour supply;

    JEL classification:

    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing

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