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Labor market discrimination and the macroeconomy / Muhammad Asali (ISET, IZA and Columbia University), Rusudan Gurashvili (National Bank of Georgia) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserAsali, Muhammad In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Gurashvili, Rusudan
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, January 2019
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 12101
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-179730 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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Using Integrated Household Survey data from Georgia, we measure the observable and discriminatory ethnic wage gap, among male and female workers, and the gender wage gap, among Georgians and non-Georgians. The gender wage discrimination is larger than the ethnic wage discrimination. In the second estimation stage, these wage discrimination estimates are used in a general-to-specific vector autoregression framework to test for the Granger causality between discrimination and growth. A general, negative, bidirectional Granger causality is found between these two variables: in the long-run, discrimination reduces economic growth, and economic growth lowers discrimination. Also, we find that higher unemployment rates are associated with increased ethnic wage discrimination-in line with the predictions of Becker's theory of discrimination.