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Author Chzhen, Yekaterina ♦ Mumford, Karen
Source EconStor
Content type Text
Publisher Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Economics
Subject Keyword Gender ♦ earnings ♦ wage-gap ♦ selection ♦ distribution ♦ Lohndifferenzierung ♦ Lohnstruktur ♦ Frauenarbeitslohn ♦ Weibliche Führungskräfte ♦ Privatwirtschaft ♦ Öffentlicher Dienst ♦ Großbritannien ♦ Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs ♦ Labor Discrimination
Abstract This paper investigates gender differences between the log wage distributions of full-time British employees in the public and private sectors. After allowing for positive selection into full-time employment by women, we find significant and substantial gender earnings gaps, and evidence of glass ceilings, in both sectors. The earnings gaps amongst the higher income earners are found to be related to there being a scarcity of senior women in high skilled, white-collar occupations, especially in the public sector.
Part of series IZA Discussion Papers x4331
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-01-01
Publisher Place Bonn
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