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dc.contributor.authorCobb-Clark, Deborah A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:19:48Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:19:48Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21141-
dc.description.abstractUsing data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, this paper examines the role ofgender in the promotion process and the importance of promotions in the relative labor marketoutcomes of young men and women in their early careers. Specifically, how do the factorsrelated to promotion differ for men and women? How do gender differences in promotiontranslate into differences in subsequent wage growth? To what extent does the promotions gapcontribute to the gender wage gap? In answering these questions, alternative definitions of?promotion? will be considered.Getting ahead matters?particularly for women. The results indicate that women are less likelyto be promoted. This gender gap in promotions?the magnitude of which depends on themeasure of promotion considered?is explained by differences in the returns to characteristics.Had men and women in our sample faced the same promotion standard, promotion rates wouldhave been higher for women than for men. Furthermore, the share of overall wage growthattributable to promotion is much larger for women than for men reflecting a bifurcation inoutcomes between women who get ahead and women who get left behind. Eliminating genderdifferences in the determinants of and wage payoffs to promotion would contribute to anarrowing of the gender wage gap.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x288en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ62en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPromotionen_US
dc.subject.keywordgenderen_US
dc.subject.keywordwage growthen_US
dc.subject.stwErwerbsverlaufen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleGetting Ahead: The Determinants of and Payoffs to Internal Promotion for Young U.S. Men and Womenen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn84386964Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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