New century, old disparities: Gender and ethnic gaps in Latin America

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Ñopo, Hugo ; Atal, Juan Pablo ; Winder, Natalia (2010)
  • Publisher: Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
  • Subject: D31 | gender | ethnicity | wage gaps | C14 | Latin America | J16 | O54 | matching
    • 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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