publication . Preprint . 2013

Ecarts de salaire entre hommes et femmes au Cameroun : Discrimination ou Capital humain ? Une approche par sous groupes

Etoundi Atenga, Eric Martial; Chameni Nembua, Célestin; Meva Avoulou, Henri Joel;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2013
Abstract
The working population is becoming more and more feminized from 2000 to 2008 in Cameroon. Women receive on average a salary lower than that of the men and the sex remains a significant determiner of the professional position in Cameroon. From Oaxaca-Blinder(1973)decomposition, this work suggests studying gender wage gap composition in private and para public sectors by using subgroup approach. Results show that wage gap is estimated to 8.8% in favor of men. This gap is higher for employees aged more than 70 years. Women of this class are more discriminated. Unexplained part is 70%.On the other hand,gap and unexplained part is more and more high for highest wages...
Subjects
free text keywords: wage gap decomposition, Human capital, discrimination, quantile regression, jel:J31
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