Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/79148
Authors: 
Gang, Ira N.
Landon-Lane, John
Yun, Myeong-Su
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers, Department of Economics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 2002,21
Abstract: 
We examine the upward labor income mobility of men and women in Germany using the GSOEP Cross National Equivalent File. Women have greater overall income mobility. However, utilizing a measure of upward income mobility and calculating the posterior probability that men's upward income mobility is greater than women's, we find that men have overall greater upward income mobility. Women have greater upward mobility in the lower intial income classes, in the upper initial income brackets men's mobility is higher than women's.
Subjects: 
gender discrimination
income distribution dynamics
Markov chain
upward income mobility
JEL: 
D3
D63
J7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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