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Glass ceilings sticky floors, and satisfaction: rewards and remuneration

Jewell, S. ORCID:, Park, S. and Crociata, A. (2022) Glass ceilings sticky floors, and satisfaction: rewards and remuneration. In: Brook, S., Comunian, R., Corcoran, J., Faggian, A., Jewell, S. ORCID: and Webb, J. (eds.) Gender and the creative labour market: graduates in Australia and the UK. Palgrave Macmillan Cham. ISBN 9783031050664

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-05067-1_3


This chapter looks at the rewards of creative careers and focuses on both pecuniary and non-pecuniary rewards: salary and career satisfaction. Creative careers, on average, offer lower salaries and are not compensated in the form of higher career satisfaction. In the short term there is a gender pay gap which persists for the UK but in Australia women catch up over the medium term. In the UK there is evidence of a gender glass ceiling in creative careers, with men having greater pay growth, in and outside of creative careers; whilst in Australia there is evidence of a sticky floor in creative careers. There are no general gender differences in career satisfaction and no evidence creative graduates trade off lower returns for higher career satisfaction.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Economics
ID Code:108534
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan Cham

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