Author:Joana Costa, Elydia Silva, Fábio Vaz
Subject: Gender Equality
" /> Abstract: This Working Paper investigates the possible link between gender inequalities in the labour market and significant economic outcomes such as income growth, poverty and inequality indicators. Our analysis is based on microsimulations for eight Latin American countries. We consider four aspects of gender inequalities: differences in labour market participation, differences in occupational status, wage discrimination and differences in characteristics. Our findings highlight the relevance of gender equality, especially an increase in women’s access to the labour market, in bringing about a reduction in poverty and inequality.

keywords: The Role of Gender Inequalities in Explaining Income Growth, Poverty and Inequality: Evidence from Latin American Countries
Date Publication: 04/03/2009 (All day)
Type/Issue: Working Paper / 52
Language: English