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Title:Gender differences in rates of job dismissal: Why are men more likely to lose their jobs? PDF Logo
Authors:Wilkins, Roger
Wooden, Mark
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6225
Abstract:Empirical studies have consistently reported that rates of involuntary job separation, or dismissal, are significantly lower among female employees than among males. Only rarely, however, have the reasons for this differential been the subject of detailed investigation. In this paper, household panel survey data from Australia are used that also find higher dismissal rates among men than among women. This differential, however, largely disappears once controls for industry and occupation are included. These findings suggest that the observed gender differential primarily reflects systematic differences in the types of jobs into which men and women select.
Subjects:dismissals
gender differentials
involuntary job separations
HILDA Survey
Australia
JEL:J16
J63
J71
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-201201114005
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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