Globalization and the Gender Wage Gap

creativeworkseries.issn 1564-698X Oostendorp, Remco H. 2012-03-30T07:12:37Z 2012-03-30T07:12:37Z 2009-02-28
dc.description.abstract There are several theoretical reasons why globalization will have a narrowing as well as a widening effect on the gender wage gap, but little is known about the actual impact, except for some country studies. This study contributes to the literature in three respects. First, it is a large cross-country study of the impact of globalization on the gender wage gap. Second, it employs the rarely used ILO October Inquiry database, which is the most far-ranging survey of wages around the world. Third, it focuses on the within-occupation gender wage gap, an alternative to the commonly used raw and residual wage gaps as a measure of the gender wage gap. This study finds that the occupational gender wage gap tends to decrease with increasing economic development, at least in richer countries, and to decrease with trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) in richer countries, but finds little evidence that trade and FDI also reduce the occupational gender wage gap in poorer countries. en
dc.identifier.citation World Bank Economic Review
dc.identifier.issn 1564-698X
dc.publisher World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries World Bank Economic Review
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject female labor
dc.subject female workers
dc.subject gender
dc.subject gender breakdown
dc.subject gender differences
dc.subject gender disparities
dc.subject gender equality
dc.subject gender gap
dc.subject gender gaps
dc.subject gender wage gaps
dc.subject household economy
dc.subject labor market
dc.subject labor markets
dc.subject laborers
dc.subject labour organization
dc.subject maternity leave
dc.subject proportion of women
dc.subject proportion of women in parliament
dc.subject wage discrimination
dc.subject wage gap
dc.title Globalization and the Gender Wage Gap en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Jobs
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Gender
okr.doctype Journal Article
okr.globalpractice Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpractice Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpractice Social Protection and Labor 1
okr.language.supported en
okr.pagenumber 141
okr.pagenumber 161
okr.pdfurl wber_23_1_141.pdf en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.region.administrative Europe and Central Asia
okr.region.administrative Latin America & Caribbean Korea, Republic of Mexico Singapore Korea, Democratic People's Republic of China
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth
okr.topic Communities and Human Settlements
okr.topic Gender :: Gender and Development
okr.topic Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Markets
okr.topic Economic Theory and Research
okr.topic Housing and Human Habitats
okr.volume 23
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