Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/128404
Authors: 
Halldén, Karin
Säve-Söderbergh, Jenny
Rosen, Asa
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 5700
Abstract: 
One argument for increasing female representation in management is the anticipation that female managers are particularly beneficial for female employees through, e.g., role modeling or mentoring. Contrary to the expected positive association, we find that female wages are negatively associated with working directly for a female as opposed to male manager using a representative sample of matched employee-employer data from Sweden. However, dividing the sample by managerial position, and controlling for important sorting of employees, the negative association is found only among lower-level managers and not among high-level managers. We discuss decision-making power as one possible explanation for this heterogeneity.
Subjects: 
gender of manager
female wages
immediate manager
JEL: 
J16
J31
J53
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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