Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/34317
Authors: 
Cardoso, Ana Rute
Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 3210
Abstract: 
We explore the impact of mentoring of females and gender segregation on wages using a large longitudinal data set for Portugal. Female managers can protect and mentor female employees by paying them higher wages than male-led firms would do. We find that females can enjoy higher wages in female-led firms, the opposite being true for males. In both cases is a higher share of females reducing the wage level. These results are compatible with a theory where job promotion is an important factor of wage increases: if more females are to be mentored, less promotion slots are available for males, but also the expected chance of a female to be promoted is lower.
Subjects: 
Female entrepreneurs
wages
gender gap
matched employer-employee data
JEL: 
M52
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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