Using data sets for 1993~1999, gender gap in wage and wage discrimination in Korea is
analyzed parametrically and nonparametrically. Empirical results show that wage gap has
declined over time, raising women’s wage up to 75~80% of men’s. When wage distribution
is examined, wage discrimination is apparent for those women in the middle of the
distribution. Interestingly, a decrease in wage discrimination has different patterns before
(1996) and after financial crisis (1999).