Climbing the Job Ladder: New Evidence of Gender Inequity

30 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2011

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Abstract

An explanation for the gender wage gap is that women are less able or less willing to 'climb the job ladder.' However, the empirical evidence on gender differences in job mobility has been mixed. Focusing on a subsample of younger, university-educated workers from an Australian longitudinal survey, we find strong evidence that the dynamics of promotions and employer changes worsen women's labour market position.

Keywords: promotions, job changes, gender, wage gap

JEL Classification: J16, J33, J71

Suggested Citation

Johnston, David W. and Lee, Wang-Sheng, Climbing the Job Ladder: New Evidence of Gender Inequity. IZA Discussion Paper No. 5970. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1929670

Wang-Sheng Lee

Deakin University ( email )

Burwood, Victoria 3215
Australia
+61392446669 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.deakin.edu.au/buslaw/aef/staff/profiles/lee.php

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