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A sticky floors model of promotion, pay, and gender

Booth, AL and Francesconi, M and Frank, J (2003) 'A sticky floors model of promotion, pay, and gender.' European Economic Review, 47 (2). 295 - 322. ISSN 0014-2921

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According to raw data from the British Household Panel Survey, full-time women are more likely than men to be promoted. Controlling for observed and unobserved individual heterogeneity, we find that women are promoted at roughly the same rate as men, but may receive smaller wage increases consequent upon promotion. To help explain these phenomena, we construct a new "sticky floors" model of pay and promotion. In our model, women are just as likely as men to be promoted but find themselves stuck at the bottom of the wage scale for the new grade. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 10:19
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2019 22:15

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