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The Gender Application Gap: Do Men and Women Apply for the Same Jobs?

Jonas Fluchtmann (), Anita Marie Glenny (), Nikolaj Harmon () and Jonas Maibom ()
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Jonas Fluchtmann: Aarhus University
Anita Marie Glenny: Aarhus University
Nikolaj Harmon: University of Copenhagen
Jonas Maibom: Aarhus University

No 14906, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: Men and women tend to hold different jobs. Are these differences present already in the types of jobs men and women apply for? Using administrative data on job applications made by the universe of Danish UI recipients, we provide evidence on gender differences in applied-for jobs for the broader labor market. Across a range of job characteristics, we find large gender gaps in the share of applications going to different types of jobs even among observationally similar men and women. In a standard decomposition, gender differences in applications can explain more than 70 percent of the residual gender wage gap.

Keywords: job search; wage decomposition; firm wage premium; gender earnings gap (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E24 J29 J31 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 103 pages
Date: 2021-12
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