Glass Ceilings or Sticky Floors ?

  title={Glass Ceilings or Sticky Floors ?},
  author={Alison L. Booth and ISER},
According to raw data from the British Household Panel Survey, full-time women are more likely than men to be promoted. Controlling for observed and unobserved individual heterogeneity, we find that women are promoted at roughly the same rate as men, but receive smaller wage increases consequent upon promotion. These facts contradict the conventional view that “glass ceilings” limit the promotion of women. They are consistent with our new “sticky floors” model of pay and promotion, where women… CONTINUE READING

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