Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1049-0078(01)00102-6
Title: Changing labor-force gender composition and male-female income diversity in Singapore
Authors: Mukhopadhaya, P. 
Keywords: Gender
Gini
Income inequality
Theil index
Wage gap
Issue Date: 2001
Source: Mukhopadhaya, P. (2001). Changing labor-force gender composition and male-female income diversity in Singapore. Journal of Asian Economics 12 (4) : 547-568. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1049-0078(01)00102-6
Abstract: This paper traces the employment trends by gender in various industries, occupational groups, and educational levels in the city-state of Singapore. Over the years, Singapore's female labor-force participation rate has increased as a result of rising educational attainment. At the same time, income inequality among the females has increased, while male-female income inequality has decreased. This paper explores the gender wage gap at various occupational and educational levels. It is found that the gender wage gap has been reduced over the period 1975-1999. This paper also finds that because of a lack of sufficient childcare facilities and unavailability of part-time work, women who leave the labor market to start families face certain obstacles when trying to re-enter the workforce. © 2001 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of Asian Economics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/22271
ISSN: 10490078
DOI: 10.1016/S1049-0078(01)00102-6
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