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dc.contributor.authorGang, Ira N.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLandon-Lane, John S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorYun, Myeong-Suen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T15:49:02Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T15:49:02Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/23159-
dc.description.abstractWe compare male and female upward labor income mobility in Germany and the United States using the GSOEP-PSID Cross-National Equivalent File. Our main interest is to test whether a glass ceiling exists for women. Conventional thinking about the glass ceiling highlights the belief that the playing field is level for women and men in the labor market up to a certain point, after which there is an effective limit on advancement for women. We examine the glass ceiling hypothesis by looking at the income dynamics ? the movement of women and men through the distribution of income over time. We find that there is considerable evidence in favor of a glass ceiling both in Germany and the United States with men having approximately a 30% premium in their upward income mobility compared to women in the upper income classes. We also find significant, but smaller, differences at middle and low income levels for both countries.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking papers / Rutgers University, Department of Economics 2003,01en_US
dc.subject.jelD3en_US
dc.subject.jelD63en_US
dc.subject.jelJ7en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordglass ceilingen_US
dc.subject.keywordmobilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordMarkov chainen_US
dc.subject.keywordincome distribution dynamicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordgender discriminationen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenarbeitslohnen_US
dc.subject.stwErwerbsverlaufen_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Mobilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwVereinigte Staatenen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleDoes the Glass Ceiling Exist? : A Cross-National Perspective on Gender Income Mobilityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn362924724en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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