Formal but Less Equal. Gender Wage Gaps in Formal and Informal Jobs in Urban Brazil

Formal but Less Equal. Gender Wage Gaps in Formal and Informal Jobs in Urban Brazil •Total gender wage gaps in informal and formal jobs are similar (about 6%).•But male and female selection processes into formal vs. informal jobs differ.•In formal jobs, the gender gap in potential wage offers is high (about 35%).•This gap increases with formal employees’ level of education.•In informal jobs, estimated wage offers are the same for men and women. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png World Development Elsevier

Formal but Less Equal. Gender Wage Gaps in Formal and Informal Jobs in Urban Brazil

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0305-750X
eISSN
1873-5991
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.08.012
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Abstract

•Total gender wage gaps in informal and formal jobs are similar (about 6%).•But male and female selection processes into formal vs. informal jobs differ.•In formal jobs, the gender gap in potential wage offers is high (about 35%).•This gap increases with formal employees’ level of education.•In informal jobs, estimated wage offers are the same for men and women.

Journal

World DevelopmentElsevier

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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