IIAS location:Ifrane (Morocco) date:13-17 June 2014
Although the pay gap between men and women in the U.S. workforce has narrowed since the 1980s, numerous studies have found that a disparity still exists. One of the primary reasons for pay disparities between men and women is the fact that women have a lower likelihood to end up in the higher paying upper levels of organizations. Using data from the U.S. federal employee viewpoint survey of 2006 and 2013 this article therefore examines the effect of gender on the satisfaction with the opportunity to get a better job within the current organization while controlling for a wide range of individual and organization level variables. Is there a gap between men and women and if so how has this gap evolved? Using a heterogeneous choice approach, we came to the finding that a gender gap on the satisfaction with career opportunities exists and more importantly that this gap did not decrease nor increase during the time period 2006-2013.