Gender wage differences in Malaysia: parametric and semiparametric estimation.
Journal of development economics, 63
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This paper is an empirical study on the labor force in (Peninsular) Malaysia. Parametric and semiparametric estimated wage equations, which correct for sample selection bias, are used to assess the returns to education and extent of gender ‘discrimination’. To estimate in the semiparametric case the wage equation intercept, which is needed for the Oaxaca wage decomposition, consistently we apply the newly developed Andrews–Schafgans [Andrews, D.W.K., Schafgans, M.M.A., 1998, Semiparametric estimation of the intercept of a sample selection model, Review of Economic Studies, 65: 497–518.] estimator. The results suggest that ‘discrimination’ favoring men in Malaysia is still quite prevalent, while for Malays (the ‘sons of the soil’) the strong level of ‘discrimination’ favoring Malay men is negated by the semiparametric estimation results.
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||nonparametric sample selection correction, returns to education, gender wage differences, Oaxaca wage decomposition, discrimination
|Library of Congress subject classification:
||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
|Journal of Economic Literature Classification System:
||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods: General > C13 - Estimation
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods: General > C14 - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J16 - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Time Allocation, Work Behavior, and Employment Determination and Creation; Human Capital; Retirement > J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs > J31 - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials by Skill, Training, Occupation, etc.
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