Parental Leave and the Glass Ceiling in Sweden [chapter]

James Albrecht, Peter Skogman Thoursie, Susan Vroman
2015 Research in Labor Economics  
In this paper, we update and extend "Is There a Glass Ceiling in Sweden?" (Albrecht, Björklund and Vroman, JOLE 2003) by documenting the extent to which the gender log wage gap across the distribution in Sweden has changed over the period 1998 -2008. We then examine the Swedish glass ceiling in 2008 in more detail by documenting how it differs for white-collar versus blue-collar workers and for private-versus public-sector workers. We also examine when in the life cycle the glass ceiling effect
more » ... arises and how this effect develops around the birth of the first child. Finally, we investigate the possible connection between the glass ceiling and the parental leave system in Sweden by linking wage data with data on parental leave from different Swedish registers. JEL Classification: J16, J31, J71
doi:10.1108/s0147-912120140000041010 fatcat:r5bzmy5yg5ezhnb6ax2ez2nuca