Married CEOs and Compensation Structure: Is There Any Discrimination in Pay Structure Based on Marriage?

Posted: 23 Apr 2021

Date Written: April 14, 2021

Abstract

In this study, we investigate the effect of the marital status of CEOs on their compensation structure for the period of 1992-2008. The results indicate that married CEOs have higher compensation than single CEOs, after controlling for a set of firm characteristics and CEO traits. Our results are robust using the alternative measures and estimation of compensation structure.

Keywords: Marriage; Compensation Structure; Discrimination

Suggested Citation

Ghafoor, Abdul, Married CEOs and Compensation Structure: Is There Any Discrimination in Pay Structure Based on Marriage? (April 14, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3826513

Abdul Ghafoor (Contact Author)

Birmingham City University ( email )

Uruguay

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