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Title:Wage differentials in Cameroon: a gendered analysis
Authors:Baye, Francis MenjoISNI
Epo, Boniface NgahISNI
Ndenzako, Jean
Year:2016
Periodical:African Development Review (ISSN 1467-8268)
Volume:28
Issue:1
Pages:75-91
Language:English
Geographic term:Cameroon
Subjects:wage differentials
gender inequality
Link:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8268.12168
Abstract:This study investigates gender wage differentials using pooled 2005 and 2010 Cameroon labour force surveys. Decomposition of the returns to endowment component reveals that men were overpaid, while women were underpaid on the average and across percentiles. Education, hours worked, agricultural employment and urban residence were contributing in that order in widening the gender wage-gap in terms of endowments, male advantage and female disadvantage. As a policy option, reducing human capital and labour market constraints that provoke the differential pricing of endowments held by men and women, and the differential access to endowments between them should be considered. Ann., bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]

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