EconStor >
Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA), Bonn >
IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA) >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21141
  

Full metadata record

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorCobb-Clark, Deborah A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:19:48Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:19:48Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21141-
dc.description.abstractUsing data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, this paper examines the role of gender in the promotion process and the importance of promotions in the relative labor market outcomes of young men and women in their early careers. Specifically, how do the factors related to promotion differ for men and women? How do gender differences in promotion translate into differences in subsequent wage growth? To what extent does the promotions gap contribute to the gender wage gap? In answering these questions, alternative definitions of ?promotion? will be considered. Getting ahead matters?particularly for women. The results indicate that women are less likely to be promoted. This gender gap in promotions?the magnitude of which depends on the measure of promotion considered?is explained by differences in the returns to characteristics. Had men and women in our sample faced the same promotion standard, promotion rates would have been higher for women than for men. Furthermore, the share of overall wage growth attributable to promotion is much larger for women than for men reflecting a bifurcation in outcomes between women who get ahead and women who get left behind. Eliminating gender differences in the determinants of and wage payoffs to promotion would contribute to a narrowing of the gender wage gap.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 288en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ62en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPromotionen_US
dc.subject.keywordgenderen_US
dc.subject.keywordwage growthen_US
dc.subject.stwErwerbsverlaufen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleGetting Ahead: The Determinants of and Payoffs to Internal Promotion for Young U.S. Men and Womenen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn332721515en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
dp288.pdf311.07 kBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Show simple item record
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.