WAGE GAP AS A POSSIBLE DETERMINANT OF GENDER INEQUALITY

Sabine Anete Vasina, Biruta Sloka

Abstract


Recent academic researchers have indicated that there are possible inequalities concerning work and pay in different countries, professions and economic sectors. The aim of current research is to analyse recent scientific findings on the wage gap depending on gender and empirical data in Latvia using EU-SILC surveys, Labour Surveys and monthly statistical data on wages and salaries for women and men. The findings indicated that in various economic fields and occupations women were under-represented, and amongst most of these fields the modal net wage interval for women was lower than the modal net wage interval for men. It was also concluded that in January 2018 the average gross income from work of women and men were statistically significantly different, confirming that men on average earned more than women.

Keywords: wage gap, inequality, glass ceiling.

JEL CODES: J16, J 31.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15181/rfds.v27i1.1871


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