The narrowing gender gap in Hong Kong : 1976-1986

Hon Kwong LUI, Wing SUEN

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    Abstract

    It is well known that real wages in Hong Kong have been rising continuously in the past few decades. Less widely appreciated is the fact that the earnings of women grew faster than the earnings of men. As a result the female-male earnings ratio increased dramatically. Using data collected from the 1976, 1981 and 1986 censuses, we document and analyze the improvement in earnings and occupation achievements of women relative to men. We argue that the female earnings gap may have been reduced by as much as ten percentage points in this ten year period. The rise in education level and in labor force participation of women are the chief factors in their economic progress.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)167-180
    Number of pages14
    JournalAsian Economic Journal
    Volume7
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1993

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    Bibliographical note

    The same paper in presented at the 3rd Convention of the East Asian Economic Association, Seoul, Korea, August 20–21, 1992.

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    LUI, Hon Kwong ; SUEN, Wing. / The narrowing gender gap in Hong Kong : 1976-1986. In: Asian Economic Journal. 1993 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 167-180.
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    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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