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Career Starts and the Male-Female Wage Gap

Nathalie Havet () and Guy Lacroix ()

Cahiers de recherche from CIRPEE

Abstract: The paper focuses on the early career patterns of young male and female workers. It investigates potential dynamic links between statistical discrimination, mobility, tenure and wage profiles. The model assumes that it is more costly for an employer to assess female workers' productivity and that the noise/signal ratio tapers off more rapidly for male workers. These two assumptions yield numerous theoretical predictions pertaining to gender wage gaps. These are tested using French data. It turns out most predictions are supported by the data.

Keywords: Gender wage gap; job transitions; mover-stayer model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J16 J71 J41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2003
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