Gender Wage Inequality and Economic Growth: Is There Really a Puzzle? A Comment

Schober, Thomas and Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf (2011) Gender Wage Inequality and Economic Growth: Is There Really a Puzzle? A Comment. World Development, 39 (8). pp. 1476-1484.

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Seguino (2000) shows that gender wage discrimination in export-oriented semi-industrialized countries might be fostering investment and growth in general. While the original analysis does not have internationally comparable wage discrimination data, we replicate the analysis using data from a meta-study on gender wage discrimination and do not find any evidence that more discrimination might further economic growth—on the contrary: if anything the impact of gender inequality is negative for growth. Standing up for more gender equality—also in terms of wages—is good for equity considerations and at least not negative for growth. (author's abstract)

Item Type: Article in Academic Journal
Additional Information: Open Access funded by Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
Research Groups: IHS general publications
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2016 07:14
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2016 09:06
URI: http://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/4002

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