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Type Working Paper - CNRS
Title Gender and Ethnicity in Bolivia, Ecuador and Guatemala
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
URL https://ideas.repec.org/p/mse/cesdoc/14021.html
Abstract
In this article, we examine the structure of gender and ethnic wage gaps, and the distribution of both, paid and unpaid work in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Guatemala. The wage gap is assessed by quantile decomposition methods and the classical BlinderOaxaca decomposition. The determinants of hours allocated to paid and unpaid work activities between gender groups, are estimated by seemingly unrelated regressions. The results indicate that women are highly discriminated in the job market and undertake most of the domestic activities of the households. The indigenous population also suffers from discrimination, but the wage gap is mostly explained by the difference in endowments. The wider gap at the lower tail of the distribution suggest the presence of sticky floors effects for both, women and indigenous population.

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