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Decomposing Gender Equality along the Wage Distribution in Vietnam during the Period 2002–14

Tien Vu and Hiroyuki Yamada

No 2017-04, AGI Working Paper Series from Asian Growth Research Institute

Abstract: In this paper, we decompose the gender wage gap along the wage distribution in Vietnam during the period 2002–14 and search for the presence of a glass ceiling/sticky floor in wages using the method proposed by Chernozhukov, Fernandez-Val, and Melly (2013). We focus on the formal sector and further divide the sample by educational level, age profile, occupational type, and industry. We find evidence for a total gender wage gap with the price of skills (the price gap) being the main contributor. There are also findings of increases and decreases in equality along the gender wage gap distribution and the formation of a sticky floorand a glass ceiling in 2014 in some of the data.

Keywords: gender wage gap; inequality; wage distribution; Vietnam (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J16 J21 J31 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-03
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