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Gender Differences in German Upward Income Mobility

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  • Ira N. Gang

    () (Rutgers University)

  • Myeong-Su Yun

    () (Tulane University)

  • John Landon-Lane

    () (Rutgers 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 intial income classes, in the upper initial income brackets men's mobility is higher than women's.

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  • Ira N. Gang & Myeong-Su Yun & John Landon-Lane, 2002. "Gender Differences in German Upward Income Mobility," Departmental Working Papers 200221, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
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    1. Shorrocks, A F, 1976. "Income Mobility and the Markov Assumption," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 86(343), pages 566-578, September.
    2. Ira N. Gang & John Landon-Lane & Myeong-Su Yun, 2003. "Does the Glass Ceiling Exist?: A Cross-National Perspective on Gender Income Mobility," Departmental Working Papers 200301, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
    3. Geweke, John & Marshall, Robert C & Zarkin, Gary A, 1986. "Mobility Indices in Continuous Time Markov Chains," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 54(6), pages 1407-1423, November.
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    1. Gang, Ira N. & Gatskova, Kseniia & Landon-Lane, John & Yun, Myeong-Su, 2016. "Vulnerability to Poverty: Tajikistan During and After the Global Financial Crisis," IZA Discussion Papers 10049, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. 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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    Keywords

    gender discrimination; income distribution dynamics; Markov chain; upward income mobility;

    JEL classification:

    • D3 - Microeconomics - - Distribution
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination

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