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Title:How to Limit Discrimination? Analyzing the Effects of Innovative Workplace Practices on Intra-Firm Gender Wage Gaps Using Linked Employer-Employee Data PDF Logo
Authors:Wolf, Elke
Heinze, Anja
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 07-077
Abstract:This paper provides a new approach to assess the impact of organisational changes fostering employee involvement, performance related pay schemes and other relevant trends in personnel policy on the gender wage gap. Our results indicate that innovative human resource practices tend to limit the wage differential between men and women. The innovation of this study is that we use linked employer-employee data to look at within-firm gender wage differentials. To investigate the theoretical hypotheses regarding the effect of selected human resource measures on gender wage inequality, we calculate a firm-specific gender wage gap accounting for differences in individual characteristics.
Subjects:gender wage gap
within-firms wage differentials
organizational change
performance-related pay systems
JEL:J31
J16
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ZEW Discussion Papers
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