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Replication data for: Mind The (Profit) Gap: Why Are Female Enterprise Owners Earning Less Than Men?

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1
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Creator
  • Hardy, Morgan
  • Kagy, Gisella
Publication Date
2018-05-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We explore potential causes for the well-documented profit gap between male- and female-owned microenterprises in low-income countries. We use rich data from an ongoing field project in Ghana's garment making sector, and our study sample consists of all garment making firms in a midsize district capital. Even within the same industry, male-owned firms earn nearly twice as much profit as female-owned firms. Furthermore, we find the large and persistent gender difference in profits cannot be explained by our extensive firm- and owner-level characteristics. We conclude that factors outside of individual firm or firm-owner characteristics are likely to be at play.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20181025 (Text)
Publications
  • Hardy, Morgan, and Gisella Kagy. “Mind The (Profit) Gap: Why Are Female Enterprise Owners Earning Less Than Men?” AEA Papers and Proceedings 108 (2018): 252–55. https://doi.org/10.1257/pandp.20181025.
    • ID: 10.1257/pandp.20181025 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Hardy, Morgan; Kagy, Gisella (2018): Replication data for: Mind The (Profit) Gap: Why Are Female Enterprise Owners Earning Less Than Men?. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114439V1