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Is there a wage penalty for occupational feminization? Evidence from Thai labor market

Lusi Liao () and Sasiwimon Paweenawat ()
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Lusi Liao: University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce

Economics Bulletin, 2020, vol. 40, issue 3, 2143-2153

Abstract: This paper studies how occupational feminization affects wages in the context of a developing country with high female labour force participation. Using the Labour Force Survey of Thailand from 1985 to 2017, we employ a pseudo panel approach considering the unobserved heterogeneity across individuals. The results indicate that the effect of occupational feminization on wages varies by gender and there is a growing wage penalty related to occupational feminization.

Keywords: Occupational feminization; Gender segregation; Pseudo Panel; Fixed effect; Thailand (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J1 J3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-08-08
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