Gender inequality and discrimination in Singapore

Keng Mun, William LEE

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)484-497
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of Contemporary Asia
    Volume28
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998

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    LEE, Keng Mun, William. / Gender inequality and discrimination in Singapore. In: Journal of Contemporary Asia. 1998 ; Vol. 28, No. 4. pp. 484-497.
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    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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