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dc.contributor.authorFitzenberger, Bernden_US
dc.contributor.authorKunze, Astriden_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-01-19en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:13:45Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:13:45Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33662-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the relationship between the gender wage gap, the choice of training occupation, and occupational mobility. We use longitudinal data for young workers with apprenticeship training in West Germany. Workers make occupational career choices early during their careers and women and men pursue very different occupational careers. We reconsider whether through occupational segregation women are locked in low wage careers (Kunze, 2005) or whether they can move up to higher wage paths through mobility. We furthermore investigate whether patterns have changed across cohorts during the period 1975 and 2001 and whether effects vary across the distribution. The main results are: First, while there exists a persistent gender wage gap over experience, the gap has decreased over time. Second, in the lower part of the wage distribution, the gap is highest and it increases with experience. Third, occupational mobility is lower for women than for men and the wage gains due to occupational mobility are higher for men than for women, especially in the lower part of the wage distribution. We conclude that occupational mobility has reduced the gender wage gap, but lock-in effects are still stronger for women compared to men.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion Papers |x1766en_US
dc.subject.jelC21en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ62en_US
dc.subject.jelJ7en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordgender wage gapen_US
dc.subject.keywordactual experienceen_US
dc.subject.keywordoccupational mobilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordapprenticeshipen_US
dc.subject.stwBetriebliche Berufsausbildungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmobilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechterdiskriminierungen_US
dc.titleVocational training and gender: wages and occupational mobility among young workersen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn505940671en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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