Ethnic and gender inequality in employment during the new economic policy

Zulkifly Osman, Hazrul Izuan Shahiri

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Abstract

The paper analyses ethnic-based and gender-based segregation in employment as a fundamental reason for the economic inequality between the three major ethnic groups in Malaysia. Using the Duncan Dissimilarity Index (DDI) and the Adjusted Duncan Dissimilarity Index (ADDI), the study found a marked increase in the degree of segregation based on occupation between males and females by the end of the New Economic Policy (NEP), particularly among the ethnic Malays. The findings provide an explanation as to why ethnic inequalities persisted post NEP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-72
Number of pages16
JournalInstitutions and Economies
Volume6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Economic policy
Gender inequality
Segregation
Dissimilarity
Malaysia
Economic inequality
Ethnic groups

Keywords

  • Duncan dissimilarity index
  • New economic policy
  • Occupation segregation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Ethnic and gender inequality in employment during the new economic policy. / Osman, Zulkifly; Shahiri, Hazrul Izuan.

In: Institutions and Economies, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2014, p. 57-72.

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