The Gender impact in Earnings Inequality: Evidence from Sri Lanka

Thankom Arun, Vani Borooah

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    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.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages71-80
    JournalInternational Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research
    Volume2
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

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    Sri Lanka
    Earnings inequality
    Discrimination
    Labour market
    Earnings function
    Decomposition
    Gender disparity

    Keywords

    • Inequality
    • Earnings
    • Gender
    • Sri Lanka

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    The Gender impact in Earnings Inequality: Evidence from Sri Lanka. / Arun, Thankom; Borooah, Vani.

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