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Title:Gender Differences in German Upward Income Mobility PDF Logo
Authors:Gang, Ira N.
Landon-Lane, John S.
Yun, Myeong-Su
Issue Date:2002
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 580
Abstract:We examine the upward labor income mobility of men and women in Germany using the GSOEP Cross National Equivalent File. Women have greater overall income mobility. However, utilizing a measure of upward income mobility and calculating the posterior probability that men?s upward income mobility is greater than women?s, we find that men have overall greater upward income mobility. Women have greater upward mobility in the lower initial income classes, in the upper initial income brackets men?s mobility is higher than women?s.
Subjects:upper income mobility
Markov chain
income distribution dynamics
gender discrimination
JEL:J7
D63
D3
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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