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Discriminación en el mercado laboral entre profesionales de Chile. Abogados, Médicos y gente de negocios

  • David Bravo
  • Claudia Sanhueza
  • Sergio Urzua

En este trabajo se analizan las diferencias de sexo en tres mercados laborales profesionales de Chile: comercio, derecho y medicina. Los resultados demuestran que las diferencias de salario atribuibles al sexo sólo están presentes en la práctica del derecho. En el comercio y la economía, un vector de la condición actual de la familia elimina el efecto del sexo, mientras que en la medicina, si se toma en cuenta la cantidad de horas trabajadas, el tamaño de la empresa y la región, también se eliminan las diferencias de sexo. Se demuestra además que el locus de control percibido por los individuos (interno o externo) es pertinente para explicar la distribución de los ingresos.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department in its series Research Department Publications with number 3249.

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