The Challenge of Measuring Labour Market Discrimination Against Women
A significant number of challenges arise when attempting to quantify the extent of labour market discrimination against women. Three major economic theories of labour market discrimination are discussed: tastes and preferences, market power, and statistical discrimination. Decomposition methodology is presented and critiqued. Issues associated with attempts to use decomposition methodology to correct gender salary inequities in the work place are carefully examined.
Oaxaca, Ronald. 2010. "The Challenge of Measuring Labour Market Discrimination Against Women". Wellington Public Policy Seminar, July.
Motu code: WPS1007