Gender Differences in Sorting

39 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2018

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Luca Paolo Merlino

University of Vienna

Pierpaolo Parrotta

Aarhus University - School of Business and Social Sciences

Dario Pozzoli

Copenhagen Business School

Date Written: October 2018

Abstract

In this paper, we investigate gender differences in workers’ career development within and outside the firm to explain the existence of gender wage gaps. Using Danish employer–employee matched data, we find that good female workers are more likely to move to better firms than men but are less likely to be promoted. Furthermore, these differences in career advancement widen after the first child is born. Our findings suggest that career impediments in certain firms cause the most productive female workers to seek better jobs in firms in which there is less gender bias.

Suggested Citation

Merlino, Luca Paolo and Parrotta, Pierpaolo and Pozzoli, Dario, Gender Differences in Sorting (October 2018). Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 57, Issue 4, pp. 671-709, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3247822 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irel.12216

Luca Paolo Merlino (Contact Author)

University of Vienna

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Pierpaolo Parrotta

Aarhus University - School of Business and Social Sciences ( email )

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Denmark

Dario Pozzoli

Copenhagen Business School ( email )

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