Female discrimination at the professional level in Chile

Patricio Meller, Gonzalo Valdés, Bernardo Lara

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This work examines the role played by women in the labor market pertaining to Chilean university professionals. Over the last century the role of women has changed paradigm, from zero or low levels of participation to a generalized participation. This article analyzes the different stages of such participation and the current wage differential between men and women is estimated. For two cohorts of these professionals the wage gap is estimated using a new data base which allows to control variables such as personal characteristics, skills (via the use of university entrance point scores) and socioeconomic influence. The results indicate a gender wage differential of around 23%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)823-830
Number of pages8
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes


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