The structure of the female earnings gap in Hong Kong

Hon Kwong LUI, Wing SUEN

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

    Abstract

    The difference in earnings between the sexes is significant and pervasive in Hong Kong. The 1986 By-Census data reveals that full-time female workers on average earn 34 per cent less than men. Differences in characteristics of the male and female labor force account for about one-fifth of the raw earnings gap. The female earnings gap tends to be relatively large for people in high earnings brackets - a manifestation of the glass ceiling. Human capital theory explains some but not all variations in the earnings gap across socio-economic variables.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)15-29
    Number of pages15
    JournalHong Kong Economic Papers
    Issue number23
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994

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    The structure of the female earnings gap in Hong Kong. / LUI, Hon Kwong; SUEN, Wing.

    In: Hong Kong Economic Papers, No. 23, 01.01.1994, p. 15-29.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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