The structure of the female earnings gap in Hong KongHong Kong Economic Papers
Document TypeJournal article
AbstractThe 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.
Publisher StatementCopyright © 1994 Asian Research Service
Citation InformationLui, H.-K., & Suen, W. (1994). The structure of the female earnings gap in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Economic Papers, (23), 15-29.