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MOSER Christian (Columbia Business School) “The Gender Gap: Micro Sources and Macro Consequences”

October 14, 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Time: 12:15pm – 13:30 pm
Date: 14th of October 2019
Place: Room 3001

MOSER Christian (Columbia Business School) “The Gender Gap: Micro Sources and Macro Consequences”

Abstract : This paper studies the structural sources of the gender pay gap. Using administrative linked employer-employee data from Brazil, we document three facts. First, there exists a sizable residual gender gap, both between and within firms. Second, women exhibit lower life-cycle job mobility compared to men. Third, there exist large differences in revealed preferences over employers by gender. To interpret these facts, we develop a structural equilibrium search model with several potential sources of gender-specific heterogeneity. We find that gender-specific mobility rates, employer amenities, and employer preferences each contribute significantly to the observed gender pay gap. Moving to a gender-neutral world yields significant output and welfare gains.

Joint work with: Iacopo Morchio (University of Vienna).

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Date:
October 14
Time:
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
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Organizers

Edouard CHALLE
Julien PRAT