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The Evolution of Gender Gaps in India

Shampa Bhattacharjee and Viktoria Hnatkovska ()

India Policy Forum, 2015, vol. 11, issue 1, 119-156

Abstract: We examine the evolution of gender gaps in India between 1983 and 2010 in education, occupation choices, and wages. We find that the gaps have shrunk quite sharply between men and women in most indicators. Our examination of the wage gaps shows that gaps have declined across most percentiles of income groups including the 90th percentile. While convergence in measured attributes like education accounts for most of the decline in the gap in other income groups, the decline in the gender wage gap of the 90th percentile is unexplained with measured attributes predicting that the gap should have widened. The gaps have narrowed most sharply for the youngest cohorts in the workforce suggesting that measured gaps will decline even more sharply over the next two decades.

Keywords: Gender Gaps; Convergence; Labor (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J6 R2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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