Gender-Based Wage and Promotion Discrimination in Israeli High-Technology Firms: Do Unions Make a Difference?

Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 1744-1760, December 1995

Posted: 30 Nov 2004

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Peter Bamberger

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology - The William Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management

Michal Admati-Dvir

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology - The William Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management

Gedaliahu Harel

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology - The William Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management

Abstract

Little is known about the degree to which unions protect women against gender-based wage and promotion discrimination. Data were collected for scientists and professionals in two matched firms, one unionized, one not. Similar overall patterns of discrimination emerged, with gender having no less of an impact on earnings and promotion in the unionized firm than in the nonunion firm. However, our results suggest that women in the unionized firm might have been less exposed to the negative earnings-based consequences of promotion discrimination because hierarchical wage differentials were lower.

Keywords: Gender, discrimination, union, wage differentials, high-tech, israel

Suggested Citation

Bamberger, Peter and Admati-Dvir, Michal and Harel, Gedaliahu, Gender-Based Wage and Promotion Discrimination in Israeli High-Technology Firms: Do Unions Make a Difference?. Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 1744-1760, December 1995. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=624942

Peter Bamberger (Contact Author)

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology - The William Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management ( email )

Haifa 32000
Israel
972-4-829-4510 (Phone)

Michal Admati-Dvir

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology - The William Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management ( email )

Haifa 32000
Israel

Gedaliahu Harel

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology - The William Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management ( email )

Haifa 32000
Israel
972 4 829 4510 (Phone)

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