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SALAS DIAZ, Ricardo José. Incidence of migration on urban gender wage gap in Colombia. Ens. polit. econ. [online]. 2015, vol.33, n.77, pp.103-116. ISSN 0120-4483.

This paper analyzes the gender wage gap among rural-urban migrants in 13 cities and their metropolitan areas in Colombia. In particular, it is demonstrated that the difference between male and female wages are wider when the comparison is made exclusively with the rural-born women. This suggests that wages paid to rural women are consequence of a double penalty; one for being women and another one for coming from a rural district. An additional observation in the article is obtained from taking a centile approach, in which it is observed that gender wage gap is not uniform across the population income, with higher differentials at the bottom.

Keywords : Migration; Gender; Wage gap; Quantile regression; Unobservable characteristics.

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