Evolution of gender wage gap in Peru, 1997-2000

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Title: Evolution of gender wage gap in Peru, 1997-2000
Author: Montes, Jose L.
Abstract: Wage differentials result from different years of education or experience or size of the firms , and also from other factors that do not have anything to do with the labor characteristics of the individuals . One of these factors is usually gender . The wage differential due to gender , and not to differences in labor characteristics , is called discrimination . The goal of this project is to estimate the evolution of the wages differentials and wage discrimination between males and females in Peru within and between 1997 and 2000 , a time of economic recession in Peru . The wages differentials estimations show that all categories of males and females saw their real wages decreased ; only blue -collar females saw their real wages increased ; the return to the interaction between education and specific experience follow a linear trend . This means that more education and more experience will be rewarded at the same rate at any combination . The wage discrimination estimation shows that there was a small but significant wage discrimination in favor of women in 1997 and it disappeared by 2000 . This showed that employers reduced all premiums to their employees during a period of economic recession .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -1629
Date: 2009-05-15


Evolution of gender wage gap in Peru, 1997-2000. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -1629 .

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