Title

Gender inequality and discrimination in Singapore

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Contemporary Asia

Publication Date

1-1-1998

Volume

28

Issue

4

First Page

484

Last Page

497

Abstract

This article finds that the root of income inequality and wage discrimination is that female workers are highly concentrated in low paying jobs across core and periphery industries. This finding suggests that job segregation is at the firm level. Gender segregation and discrimination are arguably caused by statistical discrimination, preexisting structural differences, sexism, and Chinese male workers success in protecting their economic success by excluding females from high paying jobs.

DOI

10.1080/00472339880000261

Print ISSN

00472336

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Copyright © 1998 Journal of Contemporary Asia Publishers. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

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