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Gender Wage Inequality and Economic Recession

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  • Somasree Podder

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The Paper develops a two sector full employment general-equilibrium model for a small open developing economy, with both male and female labor. One sector produces low-skilled export commodity while other sector produces high skilled import competing commodity. The effects of world-wide economic recession on gender wage inequality have been examined in such an economy. The analysis concludes that low demand for high skilled commodity and/or low volume of foreign direct investment due to recession may aggravate the average gender wage inequality in the economy.

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  • Somasree Podder, 2018. "Gender Wage Inequality and Economic Recession," Journal of Quantitative Economics, Springer;The Indian Econometric Society (TIES), vol. 16(1), pages 155-171, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jqecon:v:16:y:2018:i:1:d:10.1007_s40953-016-0070-3
    DOI: 10.1007/s40953-016-0070-3
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    Keywords

    Male labor; Female labor; Gender wage inequality; Economic recession; General equilibrium;
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    JEL classification:

    • D50 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - General
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination

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