Journal Article

Can Minimum Wages Close the Gender Wage Gap? : Evidence From Indonesia

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4401
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C. Journal articles published externally
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Hallward-Driemeier, Mary
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Rijkers, Bob
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Waxman, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned
2017-05-16T15:43:08Z
dc.date.available
2017-05-16T15:43:08Z
dc.date.issued
2015-11-18
dc.date.lastModified
2021-04-23T14:04:37Z
dc.description.abstract
Using manufacturing plant-level census data, this paper demonstrates that minimum wage increases in Indonesia reduced gender wage gaps among production workers, with heterogeneous impacts by level of education and position of the firm in the wage distribution. Paradoxically, educated women appear to have benefitted the most, particularly in the lower half of the firm average earnings distribution. By contrast, women who did not complete primary education did not benefit on average, and even lost ground in the upper end of the earnings distribution. Minimum wage increases were thus associated with exacerbated gender pay gaps among the least educated, and reduced gender gaps among the best educated production workers. Unconditional quantile regression analysis attests to wage compression and lighthouse effects. Changes in relative employment prospects were limited. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions. http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-820227.html
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dc.identifier.citation
Review of Income and Wealth
dc.identifier.issn
1475-4991
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/26638
dc.language.iso
en_US
dc.publisher
Wiley
dc.rights
CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
dc.rights.uri
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
dc.subject
WAGE GAPS
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MINIMUM WAGE
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MANUFACTURING
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GENDER GAP
dc.title
Can Minimum Wages Close the Gender Wage Gap?
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dc.title.subtitle
Evidence From Indonesia
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dc.type
Journal Article
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okr.associatedcontent
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/22449 Working paper version (pre-print)
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/roiw.12219/abstract Journal website (version of record)
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2017-11-18
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Publications & Research :: Journal Article
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Publications & Research
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External Content
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1111/roiw.12219
okr.identifier.report
115270
okr.language.supported
en
okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
okr.topic
Gender :: Gender and Economic Policy
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Inequality
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Law
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Markets
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Policies
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Social Protections and Labor :: Wages, Compensation & Benefits
okr.volume
(forthcoming 2017)

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