Gender wage gap across the quantiles:What is the role of firm segregation?
Ezgi Kaya ()
No E2019/7, Cardiff Economics Working Papers from Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School, Economics Section
In this paper, we explore the role of firm segregation on the gender wage gap. Using linked employee-employer data for Turkey, we investigate whether female segregation into low-paying firms and into low-paying jobs within a firm influence the gender wage gap across the wage distribution. We find that there is a 'glass ceiling' effect in the Turkish labour market, but this effect is more apparent within a firm than between firms. We also find a 'sticky floor' effect, but only among workers employed at the same firm. Our results imply that the allocation of women into lowpaying jobs within each firm accounts for the existence of these effects more than the segregation of women into low-paying firms.
Keywords: gender wage gap; segregation; within- and between-firms; glass ceiling; sticky floor (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 J31 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 33 pages
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