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Lusi Liao and Sasiwimon W. Paweenawat
''A Glass Ceiling? Gender Inequality of Top Earners in Thailand''
( 2020, Vol. 40 No.1 )
This paper investigates the gender composition in the top-earning group in Thailand using the Labor Force Survey (LFS) from 1985 to 2017. We find that the presence of women in the top group has steadily increased overtime but it drops along with their age growth. We apply the standard probit model to evaluate the effect of individual characteristics on women in top-earning group and the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition to measure the changes in the gender wage gap. The results suggest the existence of glass ceiling, in which women are more likely to drop out of the top-earning group when they get older or get married and the gender wage gap increases with the age growth.
Keywords: Glass ceiling; Gender Inequality; Gender Wage Gap; Top Earners; Thailand
JEL: J7 - Labor Discrimination: General
J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs: General
Manuscript Received : Nov 27 2019 Manuscript Accepted : Feb 15 2020

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