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Moving up or falling behind? Gender, promotions, and wages in Canada

TitleMoving up or falling behind? Gender, promotions, and wages in Canada
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsJavdani, M., and McGee A.
JournalIndustrial Relations
Volume58
Pages189 - 228
Abstract

We estimate that Canadian women working full time are 1.8 percentage points less likely to be promoted, receive fewer promotions, and experience 2.8 percent less wage growth following promotions than similar men. Significant "family gaps" exist among women. Women without children are less likely to have been promoted than similar men but experience similar wage growth following promotions, while women with children are as likely to have been promoted but experience less wage growth following promotions. Weekly hours and overtime hours explain significant fractions of these gender gaps. Though not precisely estimated, gender gaps in promotions also exist among part-time workers.

URLhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/irel.12231
DOI10.1111/irel.12231
Document URLhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/irel.12231