Married CEOs and Compensation Structure: Is There Any Discrimination in Pay Structure Based on Marriage?
Posted: 23 Apr 2021
Date Written: April 14, 2021
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
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