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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Gender disparities in Africa's labor market
Editors:Arbache, Jorge SabaISNI
Kolev, AlexandreISNI
Filipiak, Ewa
Series:Africa development forum
City of publisher:Washington, DC
Publisher:World Bank
ISBN:0821380664; 9780821380666
Geographic terms:Africa
Congo (Republic of)
Sierra Leone
Subjects:gender inequality
labour market
gender division of labour
Abstract:Women's earnings are a fraction of male's earnings in several African countries. This book uses new datasets to show that this wage gap is not simply the result of discrimination in the labour markets, but rather the result of a number of factors, ranging from labour market conditions to access to education to cultural values and attitudes in the household. The first chapter presents an overview of gender disparities in African labour markets (Alexandre Kolev and Nicolas Sirven). The next four chapters comprise a microanalysis of the gender gap in employment, pay, education, and other dimensions: Alexandre Kolev and Pablo Suárez Robles on the gender pay gap by age cohort in Ethiopia, Christophe J. Nordman, Faly Rakotomanana, and Anne-Sophie Robilliard on Madagascar, Christophe J. Nordman and François-Charles Wolff on African manufacturing firms, and Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi, Hans Lofgren, and Rahimaisa Abdula on trends in Ethiopia based on two household surveys (1995, 2005). Chapters 6 and 7 rely on macrosimulation methods to investigate the role of different scenarios on gender disparities in labour income in Guinea and Tanzania (Juan Carlos Parra Osorio and Quentin Wodon). Chapters 8 and 9 look at gender disparities in time use in Ethiopia (Pablo Suárez Robles) and Sierra Leone (Quentin Wodon and Yvonne Ying). The final two chapters deal with links between labour outcomes and intra-household bargaining in the Republic of Congo (Prospere Backiny-Yetna and Quentin Wodon) and Nigeria (Diego Angel-Urdinola and Quentin Wodon). [ASC Leiden abstract]