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Gender Earnings Gap in urban Ecuador: Looking beyond Averages

Guerra Rosero, Tania Elizabeth LU (2013) EKHR92 20131
Department of Economic History
Abstract
This thesis explores the gender earnings gaps in urban Ecuador during the period between 2003 and 2012. The difference between the female average earnings and the male average earnings increases from 7% in 2003 to 12% in 2012. Thus, exploring if this increase is a common pattern of the gender earnings gap across the distribution, the links between the gaps and occupational segregation, the differences in the components of the gap when only occupations with a relevant participation of women are considered and the reasons of the increase of it are the four purposes of this paper. Decomposition techniques of the female/male differential across the distribution are performed.
The study finds an increase in the gender earnings gap at the... (More)
This thesis explores the gender earnings gaps in urban Ecuador during the period between 2003 and 2012. The difference between the female average earnings and the male average earnings increases from 7% in 2003 to 12% in 2012. Thus, exploring if this increase is a common pattern of the gender earnings gap across the distribution, the links between the gaps and occupational segregation, the differences in the components of the gap when only occupations with a relevant participation of women are considered and the reasons of the increase of it are the four purposes of this paper. Decomposition techniques of the female/male differential across the distribution are performed.
The study finds an increase in the gender earnings gap at the bottom of the distribution in 2012 associated with a higher participation of women as self – employed. Moreover, occupational segregation does not have an important link with the earnings differential. However, the glass ceiling effect is higher for occupations with a relevant participation of women than that of all the occupations. Finally, self-employment may have a major role in explaining the increase in the gender gap in 2012. (Less)
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author
Guerra Rosero, Tania Elizabeth LU
supervisor
organization
course
EKHR92 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Gender earnings gap, labor market, glass ceiling effect, sticky floor effect, occupational segregation, self-employment
language
English
id
3865295
date added to LUP
2013-08-23 15:21:28
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2013-08-23 15:21:28
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  abstract     = {This thesis explores the gender earnings gaps in urban Ecuador during the period between 2003 and 2012. The difference between the female average earnings and the male average earnings 	increases from 7% in 2003 to 12% in 2012. Thus, exploring if this increase is a common pattern of the gender earnings gap across the distribution, the links between the gaps and occupational segregation, the differences in the components of the gap when only occupations with a relevant participation of women are considered and the reasons of the increase of it are the four purposes of this paper. Decomposition techniques of the female/male differential across the distribution are performed.
The study finds an increase in the gender earnings gap at the bottom of the distribution in 2012 associated with a higher participation of women as self – employed. Moreover, occupational segregation 	does not have an important link with the earnings differential. However, the glass ceiling effect is higher for occupations with a relevant participation of women than that of all the occupations. Finally, self-employment may have a major role in explaining the increase in the gender gap in 2012.},
  author       = {Guerra Rosero, Tania Elizabeth},
  keyword      = {Gender earnings gap,labor market,glass ceiling effect,sticky floor effect,occupational segregation,self-employment},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Gender Earnings Gap in urban Ecuador: Looking beyond Averages},
  year         = {2013},
}