Unhappy Working with Men? Workplace Gender Diversity and Employee Job-Related Well-Being in Britain: A WERS2004 Based Analysis

38 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2009

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Getinet A. Haile

Policy Studies Institute (PSI); IZA Institute of Labor Economics; University of Mannheim

Abstract

This paper attempts to establish empirically the link between workplace gender diversity and employee job-related well-being. Using nationally representative linked employer-employee data for Britain, I employ econometric techniques that account for unobserved workplace heterogeneity. I find that gender diversity is associated with lower employee well-being among women in several of the equations estimated. The magnitudes of the estimated effects also tend to increase with (women's) group size. Workplace equality policies do not appear to ameliorate these effects.

Keywords: gender diversity, job-related well-being, linked employer-employee data, Britain

JEL Classification: J16, J82, J7, I31

Suggested Citation

Haile, Getinet Astatike, Unhappy Working with Men? Workplace Gender Diversity and Employee Job-Related Well-Being in Britain: A WERS2004 Based Analysis. IZA Discussion Paper No. 4077, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1369823

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