(), Helena Skyt Nielsen
, Michael Rosholm
() and Nina Smith
Leif Husted: Institute of Local Government Studies
Helena Skyt Nielsen: Department of Economics, Postal: The Aarhus School of Business, Prismet, Silkeborgvej 2, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Michael Rosholm: Department of Economics, Postal: Aarhus University, Universitetsparken, 8000 Aarhus C
Nina Smith: Department of Economics, Postal: The Aarhus School of Business, Prismet, Silkeborgvej 2, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Abstract: In this paper, we investigate whether there is a double-negative effect on the wages of immigrant women in Denmark stemming from a negative effect from both gender and foreign country of origin. We estimate separate wage equations for Danes and a number of immigrant groups correcting for sample selection and individual specific effects. Based on a Danish panel of register data, we find that all women are affected by a substantial gender discrimination in wages, but only Pakistani women experience a double-negative effect.
29 pages, May 1, 2000
Note: Revised ed. published as a IZA working paper in 2001.
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