Climbing the Job Ladder: New Evidence of Gender Inequity

23 Pages Posted: 31 Jan 2012

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David W. Johnston

Monash University

Wang‐Sheng Lee

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Date Written: January 2012

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 labor market position.

Suggested Citation

Johnston, David W. and Lee, Wang‐Sheng, Climbing the Job Ladder: New Evidence of Gender Inequity (January 2012). Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 51, Issue 1, pp. 129-151, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1995956 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2011.00667.x

Wang‐Sheng Lee

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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