Gender Differences in German Upward Income Mobility

16 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2002

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Ira N. Gang

Rutgers University - Economics Department; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

John Landon-Lane

Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway - Faculty of Arts and Sciences-New Brunswick/Piscataway - Department of Economics

Myeong-Su Yun

Inha University - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: September 2002

Abstract

We examine the upward labor income mobility of men and women in Germany using the GSOEP Cross National Equivalent File. Women have greater overall income mobility. However, utilizing a measure of upward income mobility and calculating the posterior probability that men's upward income mobility is greater than women's, we find that men have overall greater upward income mobility. Women have greater upward mobility in the lower initial income classes, in the upper initial income brackets men's mobility is higher than women's.

Keywords: Upper Income Mobility, Markov Chain, Income Distribution Dynamics, Gender Discrimination

JEL Classification: D3, D63, J7

Suggested Citation

Gang, Ira N. and Landon-Lane, John and Yun, Myeong-Su, Gender Differences in German Upward Income Mobility (September 2002). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=331477

Ira N. Gang

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Myeong-Su Yun

Inha University - Department of Economics ( email )

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