Promotions and Earnings - Gender or Merit? : Evidence from Longitudinal Personnel Data
Jokinen, J., & Pehkonen, J. (2017). Promotions and Earnings - Gender or Merit? : Evidence from Longitudinal Personnel Data. Journal of Labor Research, 38 (3), 306-334. doi:10.1007/s12122-017-9254-7
Published inJournal of Labor Research
© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017. This is a final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by Springer. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.
This study examines the determinants of promotions, performance evaluations and earnings using unique longitudinal data from the personnel records of a large university. The study focuses on the role of gender in remuneration using, first, information on the complexity ratings of job tasks to define promotions on job ladders and, second, information on objective individual productivity. The study finds that individual research productivity was an important determinant of promotions and earnings. The results indicate that gender has no effect on the probability of being promoted, conditional on productivity, nor does it play a role in the performance evaluation of employees. Furthermore, the results suggest that contemporaneous productivity measures provide a usable proxy for the past productivity of a worker.
MetadataShow full item record
- Kauppakorkeakoulu