Job Mobility and Gender-Based Wage Growth Differentials

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 35, No. 2, April 1997

Posted: 7 Jul 1998

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Kristen Keith

University of Toledo - Department of Economics

Abagail McWilliams

University of Illinois at Chicago

Abstract

Studies of gender differences in the returns to job mobility have yielded conflicting results. We examine whether there are gender differences in mobility patterns or in the returns to different types of mobility. Our results, based on the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, imply that there are gender differences in mobility patterns, but there are not gender differences in the wage growth associated with different types of mobility. Therefore, it appears that empirical estimates of the gender differences in the returns to job mobility may be misleading if they do not consider the cause of separation.

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JEL Classification: J16, J63

Suggested Citation

Keith, Kristen and McWilliams, Abagail, Job Mobility and Gender-Based Wage Growth Differentials. Economic Inquiry, Vol. 35, No. 2, April 1997, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=105351

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