Is there a gender- and non-English-speaking-pay gap among skill discounted migrants?

Gerrit J. M. Treuren, Vidya Vishnu, Ashokkumar Manoharan

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Abstract

Migrant skill discounting typically leads to employment in jobs that require the use of less skill and pays lower wages. Is the disadvantage of skill discounting more commonly experienced by female and Non-English-speaking migrants? Drawing on intersectional theory and the Continuous Survey of Australia’s Migrants, this paper estimates the gender- and Non-English-Speaking Background wage gap. We found that women are less likely to be skill discounted, while NESB migrants are eight times more likely to be skill discounted. Among skill discounted migrants, females earn about 91% of male earnings, while NESB migrants earn about 62% of ESB earnings. We estimate that the intersectional pay gap is about $2,400, about 4.3% of skill discounted female NESB earnings
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Event33rd Annual Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Wicked solutions to wicked problems. The challenges facing management. Research and practice. - Proudly hosted by the School of Business and Law, CQUniversity Australia at the Pullman Cairns International Hotel in Cairns, North Queensland, Cairns, Australia
Duration: 3 Dec 20196 Dec 2019
Conference number: 33
https://www.anzam.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ANZ5696-ANZAM-Conference-Proceedings-Abstracts-2019-17-January-2020.pdf

Conference

Conference33rd Annual Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
CountryAustralia
CityCairns
Period3/12/196/12/19
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Keywords

  • Pay inequality
  • Gender
  • migrant workers

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