Data for: Sources of Gender Wage Gaps for Skilled Workers in Latin American Countries

Published: 22-11-2018| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/7m4dswc6b5.1
Mauricio Tejada,
Marcela Perticara


The data used comes from household surveys and employment surveys of nine Latin American countries: Argentina, Encuesta Anual de Hogares Urbanos EAHU 2014 Bolivia, Encuesta de Hogares EH 2013/2015 Chile, Encuesta de Caracterización Socieconómica Nacional CASEN 2103 Colombia, Gran Encuesta Integrada de Hogares GEIH 2015 December Ecuador, Encuesta de Empleo, Desempleo y Subempleo ENEMBU 2014 4th Quarter Mexico, Encuesta Nacional de Ocupación y Empleo ENOE 2014 4th Quarter Paraguay, Encuesta Permanente de Hogares EPH 2013/2014 4th Quarter Peru, Encuesta Nacional de Hogares sobre Condiciones de Vida y Pobreza ENAHO 2013 4th Quarter Uruguay, Encuesta Continua de Hogares ECH 2014 Columns: 1. t = duration in months 2. w = labor income in dollars per hour 3. e = 1 if employed (waged workers or self-employed) 4. d = 1 if unemployed 5. ww = 1 if waged worker 6. g = 1 if women 7. i = 1 if non participating


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The sample is comprised of men and women between 25 and 55 years old. Data on wages is obtained from the individuals’ primary occupation only, and hourly wages are estimated using reported working hours for this occupation and expressed in constant PPP US dollars of December 2013. Skilled workers are defined as those with college degree or more.