Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82285
Authors: 
Hensvik, Lena
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2011:22
Abstract: 
This paper examines whether women benefit from working under female management using Swedish matched employer-employee panel data. I account for unobserved heterogeneity among both workers and firms potentially correlated with manager gender. The results show a substantial negative and statistically significant correlation between the proportion of female managers and the establishment's gender wage gap. However, estimates that account for sorting on unobserved worker skills do not support that that managers favor same-sex workers in wage setting. Additional results show female-led organizations recruit more non-managerial, high-wage women but this is primarily due to (unobserved) firm attributes rather than gender-specific management practices.
Subjects: 
Gender wage gap
managers
worker sorting
JEL: 
J31
J24
J53
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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