Career interruptions and current earnings : the role of interruption type, compensation component, and gender / Benedikt Gerst (RWTH Aachen University), Christian Grund (RWTH Aachen University and IZA) ; IZA, Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserGerst, Benedikt ; Grund, Christian
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, April 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10713
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This study examines how career interruptions and subsequent wages of employees are related. Using individual panel data of middle managers from the German chemical sector, we are able to differentiate between different reasons for interruptions as well as between various compensation components. We show that career interruptions are more related to lower subsequent bonus payments than they are to fixed salaries and that interruptions caused by unemployment are associated with higher interruption pay gaps than those resulting from other reasons. In addition, the pay gap after career interruptions is more pronounced for male employees than it is for females.