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dc.contributor.authorFaruk, Avinno
dc.descriptionThis article was published in The SN Business & Economics and the definite version is available at: The Article's website is at:
dc.description.abstractThis article was published in SN Business & Economics. With deep-seated gender imbalances prevalent in Bangladesh, it is compelling to understand how those women, who do manage to get employed, are faring in terms of equity. A popular approach involves analysing the gender wage gap across the entire distribution. With the assistance of the latest data from QLFS 2016–2017, the gender wage gap is decomposed, with selection issues addressed by Buchinsky (J Appl Econom 13(1):1–30, 1998) method. The paper has then proceeded to posit the existence of a strong sticky floor effect and a weaker glass ceiling effect in Bangladesh, with discriminatory rewards to observed characteristics being the dominant feature of the observed wage gap across the entire distribution. Women face discrimination at the bottom end chiefly due to differences in returns. On the other hand, women at the top are subject to extensive discrimination despite being superior to men in terms of endowment. Consequently, low-earning women require access to jobs which reward their skills as much as their male counterparts; the same holds true for the high-income group. There is also evidence of selection bias for both genders. Policy prescriptions based on these findings and potential avenues for further scope concerning the paper are also mentioned in the end.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer Linken_US
dc.subjectGender wage gapen_US
dc.subjectSticky flooren_US
dc.subjectGlass ceilingen_US
dc.subjectKitigawa–Oaxaca– Blinder decompositionen_US
dc.subjectQuantile counterfactual decompositionen_US
dc.subjectQuantile regression with sample selectionen_US
dc.titleAnalysing the glass ceiling and sticky floor effects in Bangladesh: Evidence, Eetent and elementsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBRAC Institute of Governance and Development
dc.relation.journalSN Business & Economics

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