publication . Preprint . 2001

Gender wage gap in transistion in Vietnam

Amy Y.C. Liu;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2001
The impact of sectoral location on the gender earnings gap is important in the context of Vietnam’s transition into a market-oriented economy. More and more women are seeking employment in the private sector either in response to retrenchment in the public sector or in response to increasing economic opportunities in the private sector. We apply the Appleton et al. (1999) decomposition technique to the Vietnam Living Standards Survey data collected in 1992- 93 and 1997-98, to decompose the gender earnings gap into within sector and between-sector differences. It has found that sectoral location has become more important in 1997-98 and that the changes have had a...
free text keywords: jel:J3, jel:J7, jel:P23
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