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Gender Differences in German Upward Income Mobility

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  • Gang, Ira N.

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    (Rutgers University)

  • Landon-Lane, John

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    (Rutgers University)

  • Yun, Myeong-Su

    ()
    (Tulane University)

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 initial income classes, in the upper initial income brackets men’s mobility is higher than women’s.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 580.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2002
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Publication status: published in: Schmollers Jahrbuch: Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften /Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 2003, 123(1), 3-14
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp580

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Keywords: upper income mobility; Markov chain; income distribution dynamics; gender discrimination;

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  1. Gang, Ira N. & Landon-Lane, John & Yun, Myeong-Su, 2003. "Does the Glass Ceiling Exist? A Cross-National Perspective on Gender Income Mobility," IZA Discussion Papers 713, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Shorrocks, A F, 1976. "Income Mobility and the Markov Assumption," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 86(343), pages 566-78, September.
  3. Geweke, John & Marshall, Robert C & Zarkin, Gary A, 1986. "Mobility Indices in Continuous Time Markov Chains," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 54(6), pages 1407-23, November.
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  1. Atanu Sengupta & Abhijit Ghosh, 2013. "Dynamics in human development: partial mobility and “jump”," Asia-Pacific Development Journal, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), vol. 20(1), pages 33-62, June.

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