Occupational Sex Segregation and Management-Level Wages in Germany: What Role Does Firm Size Play?
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) - German Socio Economic Panel
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6568
The paper analyzes the gender pay gap in private-sector management positions based on German panel data and using fixed-effects models. It deals with the effect of occupational sex segregation on wages, and the extent to which wage penalties for managers in predominantly female occupations are moderated by firm size. Drawing on economic and organizational approaches and the devaluation of women's work, we find wage penalties for female occupations in management only in large firms. This indicates a pronounced devaluation of female occupations, which might be due to the longer existence, stronger formalization, or more established "old-boy networks" of large firms.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 41
Keywords: gender pay gap, managerial positions, occupational sex segregation, gendered organization, firm size
JEL Classification: B54, J16, J24, J31, J71, L2, M51working papers series
Date posted: May 26, 2012
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