Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161336
Authors: 
Gerst, Benedikt
Grund, Christian
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10713
Abstract: 
This study examines how career interruptions and subsequent wages of employees are related. Using individual panel data of middle managers from the German chemical sector, we are able to differentiate between different reasons for interruptions as well as between various compensation components. We show that career interruptions are more related to lower subsequent bonus payments than they are to fixed salaries and that interruptions caused by unemployment are associated with higher interruption pay gaps than those resulting from other reasons. In addition, the pay gap after career interruptions is more pronounced for male employees than it is for females.
Subjects: 
career interruptions
gender pay gap
stigma effects
bonus payments
fixed salaries
total compensation
JEL: 
M52
J31
J33
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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