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Brecha Salarial en Uruguay

Fernando Borraz and Cecilia Robano ()
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Cecilia Robano: Dirección General Impositiva, Asesoría Económica y Universidad de Montevideo,Fernández Crespo 1534, piso 9, Montevideo, Uruguay

Revista de Analisis Economico – Economic Analysis Review, 2010, vol. 25, issue 1, 49-77

Abstract: This study applies the extension of the Machado and Mata (2005) decomposition developed by Albrecht, van Vuuren and Vroman (2009) to analyze the gender wage gap with selection correction in Uruguay. The wage gap is increasing in the upper part of the wage distribution suggesting a glass ceiling in Uruguay. The wage gap is explained more for the differences in return to the observables characteristics than for differences in the characteristics. It is also a positive selection effect.

Keywords: Gender; wage gap; glass ceiling; selection; Uruguay (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C24 J31 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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