Gender inequality and discrimination in Singapore

Keng Mun, William LEE

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)peer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)


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
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998


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