This paper estimates an earnings function for Sri Lanka, followed by a decomposition analysisof male-female earnings suggest that the gender disparity in earnings largely represents‘discrimination’ against women. The findings showed that irrespective of their “inferior” labourmarket attributes, men had average earnings that were considerably higher than the femaleaverage and that this could be attributed entirely to discrimination in favour of male earners.
|Journal||International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2011|
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