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The gender impact in earnings inequality: Evidence from Sri Lanka

Kavala Institute of Technology Kavala
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  • O53
  • R2
  • O29
  • Ddc:330
  • Inequality
  • Earnings
  • Gender
  • Sri Lanka


This paper estimates an earnings function for Sri Lanka, followed by a decomposition analysis of male-female earnings suggest that the gender disparity in earnings largely represents discrimination against women. The findings showed that irrespective of their inferior labour market attributes, men had average earnings that were considerably higher than the female average and that this could be attributed entirely to discrimination in favour of male earners.

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