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dc.contributor.authorVartiainen, Juhanaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPekkarinen, Tuomasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:14:00Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:14:00Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20424-
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies gender differences in the allocation of workers across jobs of differentcomplexity using panel data on Finnish metalworkers. These data provide a measure for thecomplexity of the workers' tasks that can be used to construct a complexity ladder of jobs.We study whether women have to meet higher productivity requirements than men in order tobe assigned to more complex tasks. Gender differences in the promotion rates are examined.We use productivity measures that are based on the supervisors' performance evaluationsand examine gender differences in the productivity of promoted and non-promoted workers. Itis found that women start their careers in less complex tasks than men and that they are alsoless likely to get promoted than men who start in similar tasks. When we compare theproductivity of men and women, both at the initial assignment and when some of theseindividuals have been promoted, we find that there is no gender-related productivitydifferential at the time of the initial assignment, but women become on average moreproductive than men afterwards, both in promoted and non-promoted subsets. The mostplausible interpretation of these results is that women face a higher promotion threshold thanmen.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x1184en_US
dc.subject.jelJ0en_US
dc.subject.jelJ7en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordpromotionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordgender wage gapen_US
dc.subject.keyworddiscriminationen_US
dc.subject.stwErwerbsverlaufen_US
dc.subject.stwAnforderungsprofilen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsproduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenerwerbstätigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwFinnlanden_US
dc.titleGender Differences in Job Assignment and Promotion on a Complexity Ladder of Jobsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn389194794en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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