Do Female Managers Help to Lower Within-Firm Gender Pay Gaps? Public Institutions vs. Private Enterprises

29 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2019

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Iga Magda

Warsaw School of Economics (SGH)

Ewa Cukrowska‐Torzewska

University of Warsaw

Abstract

We analyze the link between the presence of female managers and the size of the firm-level gender pay gap, looking separately at the private and public sector. Using a large linked employer-employee dataset for Poland and a non-parametric and parametric decompositions, we find that higher presence of female managers is associated with more pay advantage towards women in selected types of public sector units: the ones in which remunerations of women and men are already equal, and a large share of the workforce is tertiary-educated. The effects are, however, relatively small in size. In private establishments, lower gender wage inequality is associated with higher shares of female workers, but not female managers.

Keywords: gender wage gap, wage inequalities, public sector, female managers, Ñopo decomposition, Oaxaca- Blinder decomposition

JEL Classification: J16, J31, J45

Suggested Citation

Magda, Iga and Cukrowska‐Torzewska, Ewa, Do Female Managers Help to Lower Within-Firm Gender Pay Gaps? Public Institutions vs. Private Enterprises. IZA Discussion Paper No. 12026. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3318800

Iga Magda (Contact Author)

Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) ( email )

aleja Niepodleglosci 162
PL-Warsaw, 02-554
Poland

HOME PAGE: http://www.sgh.waw.pl/prywatne/im20431/kontakt/

Ewa Cukrowska‐Torzewska

University of Warsaw

Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
Warszawa, Pl-00681
Poland

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