Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/67298
Authors: 
Gobillon, Laurent
Meurs, Dominique
Roux, Sébastien
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6928
Abstract: 
This paper proposes a new measure of gender differences in access to jobs based on a job assignment model. This measure is the probability ratio of getting a job for females and males at each rank of the wage ladder. We derive a non-parametric estimator of this access measure and estimate it for French full-time executives aged 40-45 in the private sector. Our results show that the gender difference in the probability of getting a job increases along the wage ladder from 9% to 50%. Females thus have a significantly lower access to high-paid jobs than to low-paid jobs.
Subjects: 
gender
discrimination
wages
quantiles
job assignment model
glass ceiling
JEL: 
J16
J31
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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