Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/183398
Authors: 
Heyman, Fredrik
Norbäck, Pehr-Johan
Persson, Lars
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper 1169
Abstract: 
We show that increasing the intensity of product market competition can reduce discrimination against female managers, even in an environment in which all employers have a preference for discrimination. The reason is that due to the glass ceiling effect, female managers will, on average, be more skilled than male managers and will therefore, on average, be more beneficial for the firm when product market competition is intense. Using detailed matched employee-employer data, we find that (i) more intense competition leads to relatively higher wages for female managers and (ii) the share of female managers is higher in firms in more competitive industries.
Subjects: 
Discrimination
Management
Competition
Gender
JEL: 
J7
L2
M5
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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