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Trade Liberalization, Gender Segmentation, and Wage Discrimination: Evidence from Egypt

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El-Hamidi, Fatma (2008) Trade Liberalization, Gender Segmentation, and Wage Discrimination: Evidence from Egypt. In: ERF. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study evaluates the impact of trade liberalization and reductions in trade barriers on gender wage inequality in Egypt by using recent Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey (ELMPS 06) and comparing two years representing early stage (1998) and advanced stage in trade liberalization (2006). The analysis focused on private sector workers, and compared workers in tradable sectors (sectors in direct competition with the foreign trade) with workers in non-tradable sectors (not in direct competition with foreign goods). Not only wage discrimination was observed regardless of sector of employment, but also deterioration was detected. Results also indicate that tradable sectors have experienced proportionately higher levels of wage differences between men and women than non-tradable sectors.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
El-Hamidi, Fatmafatma@pitt.eduFATMA
Date: 2008
Event Title: ERF
Event Type: Conference
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Economics
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs > Public and International Affairs
Refereed: No
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2010 15:21
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:34
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5756

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