Determinants of gender based wage discrimination in Pakistan: a confirmatory factor analysis approach

Yasin, Ghulam, Fani, Muhammad and Yaseen, Asif (2010) Determinants of gender based wage discrimination in Pakistan: a confirmatory factor analysis approach. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, 55 177-196.

Author Yasin, Ghulam
Fani, Muhammad
Yaseen, Asif
Title Determinants of gender based wage discrimination in Pakistan: a confirmatory factor analysis approach
Journal name International Research Journal of Finance and Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1450-2887
Publication date 2010-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 55
Start page 177
End page 196
Total pages 10
Place of publication Victoria, Mahe Seychelles
Publisher EuroJournals
Language eng
Abstract This paper is an empirical study of the development of labour market participation and wage differentials between males and females in Pakistan between 1999 and 2008. There is little known about the position of women in the labour market of Pakistan. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the gender based wages differences in Pakistan by knowing the individual and socio-cultural factors. This has been done by the application of regression models and earning estimations on the panel data taken from Pakistan Labour Force Survey for analyzing factors responsible for gender based wages discrimination. This study employs Oaxaca & Blinder decompositions to measure the effects of wages discrimination. Mincer earning function is used to estimate the earning equations for males and females and confirmatory analysis approach exhibits that the adverse treatment of female labour market participation is the largest identifiable reason why the wage gap is in the same type of paid employment and it further emanates differences in remunerations. The empirical findings indicate that individual factors particularly education and labour market experience are the most important determinants as evident from the decreasing gap of wage differentials for higher level of education, while organizational factors are assumed constant for this research. This is concluded that gap is increasing with the passage of time and causes and extent of gender based wages discrimination in Pakistan's labour market is multi-folded. The Government should understand its implications as a major impediment to resolve unemployment in Pakistan and also discriminatory practices in Pakistan.
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Institutional Status Non-UQ
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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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