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dc.contributor.advisorVermaak, Claire.
dc.creatorPadayachie, Karissa Moothoo.
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-17T07:56:14Z
dc.date.available2016-08-17T07:56:14Z
dc.date.created2015
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/13261
dc.descriptionM. Com. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 2015.en_US
dc.description.abstractA vast literature on the gender wage gap across different institutional structures and economies exists. Men typically earn more than women, with this gap being attributed to differences in productive characteristics, occupational choice and discrimination. However less research exists on how this gap differs by level of education. Using the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) Wave 1 2008, this study aims to analyse the prevailing gender wage gap by level of education in South Africa. Using quantile regression I estimate the size of the gender wage gap at different points of the wage distribution, by the worker’s level of education. Following the decomposition technique of Machado and Mata (2005) I then decompose the gender wage gap between men and women into different components. A key finding of this study is the presence of a glass ceiling for South Africa, which limits the ability of women’s wages at the top of the earnings distribution to rise to match the wages of men.en_US
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_US
dc.subjectSex discrimination in education -- South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectSex role in the work environment -- South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectWomen in education -- South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectGap analysis (Planning) -- South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectTheses -- Economics.en_US
dc.subjectGender wage gap.en_US
dc.subjectPay equity -- South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectEqual pay for equal work -- South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectDiscrimination in employment -- South Africa.en_US
dc.titleEducation and the gender wage gap in South Africa.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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