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Are women better off in knowledge-based industries? : The gender wage gap in Korea

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Title Are women better off in knowledge-based industries?
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The gender wage gap in Korea

Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Jung, Jin Hwa

Publisher

Seoul:Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade

Date 2001-12
Pages 42
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Industry and Technology < IT
Social Development < Gender
Holding Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade

Abstract

This study estimates the relative size of the non-productivity-related gender wage gap across industries with differing knowledge intrensities. In specific, a gender wage premium is estimated from a modified Mincerian earnings equation, and an Oaxaca`s discrimination coefficient is computied. Empirical evidense indicates that the gender wage gap is smaller, and more importantly, less subject to potential discrimination, in knowledge-based industries than in other industries with low knowledge intensity. The estimated discrimination effect is least noticeable in top hierarchial occupations such as professionals and technicians, while it is most sizeable in production workers, regardless of industrial affiliation.