New Century, Old Disparities: Gender and Ethnic Wage Gaps in Latin America

Research, Preprint OPEN
Atal, Juan Pablo; Nopo, Hugo; Winder, Natalia;
(2009)
  • Publisher: Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Washington, DC
  • Subject: D31 | gender | ethnicity | wage gaps | gender, ethnicity, wage gaps, Latin America, matching | C14 | J16 | O54 | matching | Latin America | Social Policy & Protection, Women, Social Security, IDB-WP-109
    • jel: jel:D31 | jel:C14 | jel:J16 | jel:O54
      ddc: ddc:330
    mesheuropmc: health care economics and organizations

This paper surveys gender and ethnic wage gaps in 18 Latin American countries, decomposing differences using matching comparisons as a non-parametric alternative to the Blinder-Oaxaca (BO) decomposition. It is found that men earn 9-27 percent more than women, with high ... View more
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