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Gender wage gap across the quantiles: What is the role of firm segregation?

Kaya, Ezgi ORCID: 2019. Gender wage gap across the quantiles: What is the role of firm segregation? [Working Paper]. vol. 2019/7. Cardiff: Cardiff Economics Working Papers. Available at:

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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 low-paying jobs within each firm accounts for the existence of these effects more than the segregation of women into low-paying firms.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: Cardiff Economics Working Papers
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 1 March 2019
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 13:32

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