IS THERE DISCRIMINATION AMONG BRAZILIAN LAWYERS? A RANDOM-EFFECTS APPROACH
Palavras-chave:Diferenciais de salários, Discriminação por gênero, Mercado de trabalho para advogados
ResumoThe paper investigates the existence of discrimination amongst lawyers in the private sector of the Brazilian labor market. Using the random-effects approach to estimate earnings equations, combined with the Oaxaca-Ransom (1994, 1999) decomposition methodology, we test the hypothesis that wage differentials amongst lawyers are mostly due to gender discrimination. The econometric evidence shows that with the addition of the specific effects of time in the model, the unexplained share of the Oaxaca-Ransom (1994, 1999) decomposition (attributed to discrimination) is reduced over time comparatively to the share attributed to individual characteristics (endowments). In this context, our results indicate that there is gender discrimination amongst lawyers in Brazil.
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Loureiro, P. R. A., Sachsiada, A., & Moreira, T. B. S. (2012). IS THERE DISCRIMINATION AMONG BRAZILIAN LAWYERS? A RANDOM-EFFECTS APPROACH. Análise Econômica, 29(56). https://doi.org/10.22456/2176-5456.6533