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Gender Discrimination

Kailing Shen ()

No 14897, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: This chapter provides a bird's eye view of the literature on gender discrimination. The presentation of studies is grouped into five parts. Part 1 presents evidence of gender discrimination measured via various dimensions in various countries and contexts. Part 2 discusses in detail the gender wage gap—one of the most important measures of gender discrimination—as well as gender segregation and its origins. Part 3 discusses the close relationship between female empowerment and violence, and the experience of women of color. Part 4 covers gender behavioral differences. Part 5 presents studies on the experience of women trying to break the glass ceiling, as well as the differential effects of education on boys and girls.

Keywords: gender behavioural differences; domestic violence; female empowerment; gender wage gap; gender discrimination (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J12 J13 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 23 pages
Date: 2021-11
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Published - published online in: Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics, Springer, Cham, 28 January 2022

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