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The Gender Pay Gap In Vietnam, 1993-2002: A Quantile Regression Approach

  • Barry Reilly & T. Hung Pham

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    (Poverty Research Unit at Sussex, Department of Economics, University of Sussex)

This paper uses mean and quantile regression analysis to investigate the gender pay gap for the wage employed in Vietnam over the period 1993 to 2002. It finds that the Doi moi reforms have been associated with a sharp reduction in gender wage disparities for the wage employed. The average gender pay gap in this sector halved between 1993 and 2002 with most of the contraction evident by 1998. There has also been a contraction in the gender pay at most selected points of the conditional wage distribution with the observed effect most pronounced at the top end of the distribution. However, the decomposition analysis suggests that the treatment effect is relatively stable across the conditional wage distribution and little evidence of a ?glassceiling? is detected for Vietnamese women in the wage employment sector in any of the years examined.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Sussex in its series Working Paper Series with number 34.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2006
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Handle: RePEc:pru:wpaper:34
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