Female Leaders and Gender Gaps within the Firm: Evidence from Three Sub‐Saharan African Countries

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Giulia La Mattina

University of South Florida

Gabriel Picone

Department of Economics

Alban Ahoure

Universite Félix Houphouet Boigny - University of Felix Houphouet Boigny

Jose Carlos Kimou

Universite Félix Houphouet Boigny - University of Felix Houphouet Boigny

Date Written: November 2018

Abstract

We study the association between the gender of the highest‐ranking manager (the CEO) and gender differences in employees’ outcomes using detailed linked employer–employee data from the formal sector in Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, and Senegal. Our empirical strategy relies on the inclusion of firm fixed effects and workers’ characteristics. Our results point toward a negative correlation between female CEOs and the relative wages and job satisfaction of female employees. However, female employees working under a female CEO who owns the firm are not paid less than their male colleagues.

Suggested Citation

La Mattina, Giulia and Picone, Gabriel and Ahoure, Alban and Kimou, Jose Carlos, Female Leaders and Gender Gaps within the Firm: Evidence from Three Sub‐Saharan African Countries (November 2018). Review of Development Economics, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 1432-1460, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3272413 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rode.12403

Giulia La Mattina (Contact Author)

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Alban Ahoure

Universite Félix Houphouet Boigny - University of Felix Houphouet Boigny

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Jose Carlos Kimou

Universite Félix Houphouet Boigny - University of Felix Houphouet Boigny

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