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The Gender impact in Earnings Inequality: Evidence from Sri Lanka

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Arun, Thankom and Borooah, Vani (2011) The Gender impact in Earnings Inequality: Evidence from Sri Lanka. International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research, 2 (2). pp. 71-80. [Journal article]

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Abstract

This paper estimates an earnings function for Sri Lanka, followed by a decomposition analysisof male-female earnings suggest that the gender disparity in earnings largely represents‘discrimination’ against women. The findings showed that irrespective of their “inferior” labourmarket attributes, men had average earnings that were considerably higher than the femaleaverage and that this could be attributed entirely to discrimination in favour of male earners.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Inequality, Earnings, Gender, Sri Lanka
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
ID Code:20460
Deposited By:Professor Vani Borooah
Deposited On:09 Nov 2011 13:45
Last Modified:06 May 2014 09:47

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