Sociability Capital and Gender Wage Gap

17 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2019

See all articles by Herman Sahni

Herman Sahni

Baldwin Wallace University

Suresh L. Paul

Independent

Date Written: March 10, 2019

Abstract

This study develops a job-signaling model to study the gender wage gap for occupations in which both cognitive and non-cognitive skills are productive. Workers acquire both education and sociability capital to signal their skills. The results show that a gender wage gap occurs when working women divert time away from sociability capital accumulation to meet family responsibilities.

Keywords: gender wage gap, social networks, job market signaling, wage differentials, non-linear wage structures, wage penalty, two-dimensional signaling

JEL Classification: J16, J31, D82, D85

Suggested Citation

Sahni, Herman and Paul, Suresh Lazarus, Sociability Capital and Gender Wage Gap (March 10, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3346955 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3346955

Herman Sahni (Contact Author)

Baldwin Wallace University ( email )

Suresh Lazarus Paul

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
108
Abstract Views
380
rank
253,219
PlumX Metrics