Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/124908
Authors: 
Javdani, Mohsen
McGee, Andrew
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9380
Abstract: 
We estimate gender differences in internal promotion experiences for a representative sample of Canadian workers using linked employer-employee data. We find that women in Canada are 3 percentage points less likely to be promoted and have received fewer promotions than similar men, but these differences stem almost entirely from gender differences in industry and occupation. By contrast, women experience an estimated 2.9 percent less wage growth in the year of a promotion than similar men even after controlling for industry, occupation, and firm effects – though a significant "family gap" exists among women as single women and women without children experience essentially the same wage returns to promotion as men.
Subjects: 
promotions
gender wage gap
JEL: 
J16
J31
J62
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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