DEPOCEN Working Paper Series
Carla Canelas and Silvia Salazar, 2014. "Gender and Ethnicity in Bolivia, Ecuador,and Guatemala"
This article examines the structure of gender and ethnic wage gaps, and the distribution of both paid and unpaid work in LAC countries. The results indicate that women are highly discriminated in the job market and undertake most of the domestic activities of the households. The indigenous population also suff ers from discrimination, but the wage gap is mainly explained by the difference in endowments, highlighting their limited access to education. The wage quantile decomposition results suggest the presence of sticky floors eff ects for both women and indigenous workers.
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