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Title:The Wage Gap between Men and Women in Botswana's Formal Labour Market
Authors:Siphambe, Happy K.
Thokweng-Bakwena, Malebogo
Year:2001
Periodical:Journal of African Economies
Volume:10
Issue:2
Period:August
Pages:127-142
Language:English
Geographic term:Botswana
Subjects:gender relations
wages
income distribution
Economics and Trade
Women's Issues
Labor and Employment
economics
External link:https://jae.oxfordjournals.org/content/10/2/127.full.pdf
Abstract:This study looks at the wage gap between men and women in Botswana's formal sector labour market. The wage gap is decomposed using R. Oaxaca's decomposition methodology. This method breaks down earnings differences into two parts: one part is due to differences in characteristics between men and women, while the other part is due to differences in rewards to those characteristics in the labour market. The latter has often been interpreted as a measure of the extent of the discrimination against women. The results of the decomposition exercise show that there is relatively less discrimination in the public sector, while in the private sector discrimination against women is a major factor explaining the differences in their earnings. Bibliogr., sum. (Journal abstract)
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