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.
Maharramli, S. (2018). The gender wage gap in Azerbaijan labour market: Are females discriminated?. ASERC Journal of Socio-Economic Studies, 1(1), 22-44. DOI:10.30546/2663-7251.1.1.22