Impact of the Occupational Segregation on the Evolution of Gender Wage Differentials in Cameroon

This study aim at analizing the evolution of gender pay differentials in Cameroon from 2001 to 2014 by taking into account the occupational segregation of men and women in the labour market. To this end, based on three Cameroon Household Consumption Surveys, we have decomposed the wages of Brown, Moon and Zoloth. The results show the persistence of the gender pay gap in favour of men, which is largely a consequence of the structure of the labour market and is linked to the various positions of women and men in this market. In order to improve this situation, the focus must be on women’s access to the highest paid job categories and on improving working conditions in the informal sector.

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