Employment Disruptions and Supervisors

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  • VASILIOS D. KOSTEAS

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      The author’s affiliation is Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue, RT 1707, Cleveland, OH 44115-2214. E-mail: b.kosteas@csuohio.edu. I would like to thank participants at the Northeast Ohio Economics Workshop for their helpful comments and suggestions.


Abstract

This study estimates the effect of past career disruptions on the probability a worker has supervisory status and responsibility for determining promotions or setting pay, paying particular attention to gender differences. Past unemployment spells are negatively correlated with supervisory status; however, the correlation is economically small. Differences in employment history cannot explain the difference in rates of supervisor status between men and women.

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