Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/61390
Authors: 
Busch, Anne
Holst, Elke
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Discussion Papers 1206
Abstract: 
The paper analyzes the gender pay gap in private-sector management positions based on German panel data and using fixed-effects models. It deals with the effect of occupational sex segregation on wages, and the extent to which wage penalties for managers in predominantly female occupations are moderated by firm size. Drawing on economic and organizational approaches and the devaluation of women's work, we find wage penalties for female occupations in management only in large firms. This indicates a pronounced devaluation of female occupations, which might be due to the longer existence, stronger formalization, or more established old-boy networks of large firms.
Subjects: 
Gender pay gap
managerial positions
occupational sex segregation
gendered organization
firm size
JEL: 
B54
J16
J24
J31
J71
L2
M51
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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