Publication
Title
Gender differences in sorting
Author
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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Industrial relations: a journal of economy and society / University of California. Institute of Industrial Relations [Berkeley, Calif.] - Berkeley, Calif.
Publication
Berkeley, Calif. : 2018
ISSN
0019-8676
Volume/pages
57:4(2018), p. 671-709
ISI
000444227200005
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Project info
MADEM: Market Design and the Evolution of Markets
Publication type
Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Identification
Creation 23.03.2018
Last edited 15.07.2021
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