Discrimination in Labour Market

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Discrimination in the labor market

University of Minho, Braga, Portugal June 2012

SUMMARY This paper analyzes three types of discrimination (age, sexual orientation, gender and race) in the labor market in the different countries all over the world. The results show that the skin color discrimination is the most widespread type of discrimination followed by the sexual orientation discrimination. Unexpected result was about gender discrimination which is the least likely in the EU but the evidence indicates that sex discrimination remains a possible explanation of the unexplained gender pay gap between men and women.

Key words: labor market, discrimination, women, skin color, sexual orientation. JEL: J71

Introduction It’s all about the money, isn’t it nowadays? We need to buy our food, pay our bills and educate our children. Money is the “necessity bad” today. But even in our modern, global, without barriers world, world in which they teach us that everything is possible, there is still big inequity. The chance for some people to achieve job and to feed their families is much lower than to the others. Even nowadays not only dream and ambitions are enough. When it comes for having a job and building career there is also comes the problem with discrimination in the labor market. This topic is one of the most difficult for researches and usually is hard to be proved that this still exists nowadays. In the following paper we will discuss discrimination in the labor market in different countries and areas. Some nations are more tolerant than the others. Some nations are more acceptable to one type of different people, than the other. To show how different nations act in different discrimination cases is the main subject of this paper. We think that this topic is very important nowadays, because of the globalization and opportunities which exists in the…...

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