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Title:Gender and racial discrimination in pay and promotion for NHS nurses PDF Logo
Authors:Pudney, Stephen
Shields, Michael A.
Issue Date:1999
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 85
Abstract:For many years the NHS has been subject to allegations that gender and racial discrimination are a feature of the internal labour market for qualified nurses. This paper examines this issue with regard to the promotion process using 1994 survey data. We start by rejecting the assumption of covariate exogeneity inherent in the ordered probit model. A full simultaneous model is then developed which has important consequences for estimates of the influence of gender, ethnicity, training and career interruptions. We find evidence of significant differences in speed of promotion between gender and ethnic groups, which imply large differences in career earnings.
Subjects:Nursing
promotions
gender
ethnicity
ordered probit models
endogeneity
JEL:C5
J3
I1
J7
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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