Gender Differences in Job Separation Rates and Employment Stability: New Evidence from Employer-Employee Data

31 Pages Posted: 31 May 2006

Date Written: May 2006

Abstract

I analyze the job separation process to learn about gender differences in job separation rates and employment stability. An essential finding is that employer-employee data are required to identify gender differences in job separation probabilities because of labor market segregation. Failure to recognize this may potentially lead to statistical discrimination. Three important empirical results are obtained from the analysis. First, women have higher unconditional job separation probabilities. Second, there are no gender differences in job separation probabilities for employees working in similar workplaces. Finally, women's employment stability is relatively low because they are more likely to move from a job and into unemployment or out of the labor force, and less likely to make job-to-job transitions.

Keywords: job separations, employment stability, labor reallocation, employer-employee

JEL Classification: C23, E24, J63

Suggested Citation

Frederiksen, Anders, Gender Differences in Job Separation Rates and Employment Stability: New Evidence from Employer-Employee Data (May 2006). IZA Discussion Paper No. 2147. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=905548

Anders Frederiksen (Contact Author)

IZA Institute of Labor Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

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