The Effect of Corporate Social Responsibility on Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Econometric Evidence from Japan

29 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2018

See all articles by Takao Kato

Takao Kato

Colgate University - Economics Department; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Naomi Kodama

Nihon University

Date Written: March 2018

Abstract

Using panel data on corporate social responsibility (CSR) matched with corporate proxy statement data for a large and representative sample of 1,492 publicly traded firms in Japan over 2006–2014, we provide fixed effect estimates on the positive and significant effects on gender diversity of CSR. Such effects are, however, felt only after two to three years. The CSR effects are larger and more significant for firms that adhere more closely to the participatory Japanese management system. Our findings are robust to the inclusion of controls capturing the mediating effects of various work–life balance practices, pointing to the direct impact of CSR on gender diversity.

Suggested Citation

Kato, Takao and Kodama, Naomi, The Effect of Corporate Social Responsibility on Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Econometric Evidence from Japan (March 2018). British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 56, Issue 1, pp. 99-127, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3125164 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjir.12238

Takao Kato (Contact Author)

Colgate University - Economics Department ( email )

13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
United States
315-228-7562 (Phone)
315-228-7033 (Fax)

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Naomi Kodama

Nihon University ( email )

Tokyo
Japan

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
1
Abstract Views
252
PlumX Metrics