The gender wage gap in Azerbaijan labour market: Are females discriminated?

Discrimination against females is one of the most discussed topics in economic literature. Discrimination shows itself in different stages of the life in various levels from the household to economic sectors. Over the past few years, some serious actions have been taken and several resolutions were accepted by international organizations and countries. However, only a few countries managed to achieve high level of gender equality. Using Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) and Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition methods author examines household survey dataset for case of Azerbaijan, more clearly capital Baku. Baku is the main economic center of Azerbaijan and hosting nearly half of population. Research findings presents scientific evidence that there is a wage discrimination against women in Azerbaijan. Furthermore, it became clear that education attainment significantly affects gender wage gap and females do not face wage discrimination as their education level increases. Finally, results show that married females are more discriminated.