Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/78699
Authors: 
Bygren, Magnus
Gähler, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2007:28
Abstract: 
We assess whether the gender gap in authority in Sweden has changed during the period 1968–2000, and investigate to what extent family factors are responsible for this gap. We find that the gap has narrowed modestly during this period, and identify the life-event of parenthood as a major cause of the gap. When men become fathers, they gain authority; when women become mothers, they do not. Our fixed effects panel estimates of the effects of family factors deviate from the cross-sectional estimates, suggesting that unobserved individual heterogeneity – routinely neglected in this line of research – matters.
Subjects: 
Workplace authority
gender gap
work-family balance
Sweden
JEL: 
J12
J13
J16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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