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Title: Globalization and gender wage inequality in China
Authors: Chen, Z
Ge, Y
Lai, H 
Wan, C
Keywords: Asian
China
Gender wage inequality
Globalization
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: World development, 2013, v. 44, p. 256-266 How to cite?
Journal: World development 
Abstract: This paper uses an enterprise-population-level dataset to investigate the link between globalization and gender inequality in the Chinese labor market. We find that foreign and exporting firms employ more female workers than domestic nonexporters. Foreign participation and export orientation within the same region and industry significantly encourage female employment and reduce the gender wage gap. Furthermore, we show that while a large gender wage gap exists for foreign and exporting firms, it mainly reflects the difference in gender productivity. Gender wage discrimination is observed only among private nonexporting firms. Overall, our results highlight the importance of globalization in encouraging female employment and reducing gender discrimination.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/32688
ISSN: 0305-750X
EISSN: 1873-5991
DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2012.11.007
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