Jellal, Mohamed and Nordman, Christophe and wolff, François charles (2008): Evidence on the glass ceiling effect in France using matched worker-firm data. Published in: Applied Economics No. 40, 3233–3250
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In this article, we investigate the relevance of the glass ceiling hypothesis in France, according to which there exist larger gender wage gaps at the upper tail of the wage distribution. Using a matched worker-firm data set of about 1 30 000 employees and 14 000 employers, we estimate quantile regressions and rely on a principal component analysis to summarize information specific to the firms. Our different results show that accounting for firm-related characteristics reduces the gender earnings gap at the top of the distribution, but the latter still remains much higher at the top than at the bottom. Furthermore, a quantile decomposition shows that the gender wage gap is mainly due to differences in the returns to observed characteristics rather than in differences in characteristics between men and women.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Evidence on the glass ceiling effect in France using matched worker-firm data|
|Keywords:||Gender, Wage, Gap, Glass Ceiling, France|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J7 - Labor Discrimination
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J16 - Economics of Gender ; Non-labor Discrimination
|Depositing User:||Mohamed Jellal|
|Date Deposited:||05. May 2012 17:51|
|Last Modified:||03. Mar 2013 06:36|
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