Gender Influence on the Wage Gap: Study of the Latacunga Market in the Periods 2010-2020
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Diferença salarial; emprego; desemprego; educação; mercado de trabalho. Brecha salarial, empleo, desempleo, educación, mercado laboral. Wage gap, employment, unemployment, education, labor market.

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Parreño Herrera, C. A., & Parreño Rivera, M. S. (2024). Gender Influence on the Wage Gap: Study of the Latacunga Market in the Periods 2010-2020. Runas. Journal of Education and Culture, 5(9), e240158.


The proposed article examines how the gender pay gap has impacted the labor market in Latacunga, Ecuador between 2010 and 2020. Deductive and historical methods were used to analyze statistical data from the National Survey of Employment, Unemployment, and Underemployment (ENEMDU). The Oaxaca Blinder model was employed for data analysis. The study focuses on the impact of gender discrimination on wages and how factors like education and the number of children influence this gap. The findings indicate a persistent wage discrimination against women, suggesting that as men become more active in the labor market, their earnings increase compared to women. This study contributes to understanding gender dynamics in the labor market and proposes further research to address these disparities.
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