Oxford Review of Economic Policy volume 21, issue 3, P392-415 2005 DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/gri023 View full text
B. Fitzenberger

Abstract: Abstract: This paper investigates the relationship between the gender wage gap, the choice of training occupation, and occupational mobility. We use longitudinal data for young workers with apprenticeship training in West Germany. Workers make occupational career choices early during their careers and women and men pursue very different occupational careers. We reconsider whether through occupational segregation women are locked in low wage careers (Kunze, 2005) or whether they can move up to higher wage path…

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