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Outside Offers and the Gender Pay Gap: Empirical Evidence from the UK

Blackaby, David and Booth, Alison L and Frank, Jeff (2002) Outside Offers and the Gender Pay Gap: Empirical Evidence from the UK. Working Paper. C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

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Using a unique data source on academic economist labour market experiences, we explore gender, pay and promotions. In addition to earnings and productivity measures, we have information on outside offers and perceptions of discrimination. In contrast to the existing literature, we find both a gender promotions gap and a within-rank gender pay gap. A driving factor may be the role of outside offers: men receive more outside offers than women of comparable characteristics, and gain higher pay increases in response to outside offers. This may arise due to discrimination, and we find that perceptions of discrimination and also outside job applications correlate with an individual receiving earnings below that expected, given their characteristics.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: discrimination; earnings; gender; promotions
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 11:11
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2012 11:11

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