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Are women less likely to be managers in the UK labour market?

Congmin Peng and Po-Wen She

Economic Modelling, 2020, vol. 85, issue C, 317-324

Abstract: This paper investigates the gender gap within management roles in the UK. We find that female workers are less likely to become managers than male workers because women are traditionally expected to provide the majority of care for their family. This implies that women are pressured to do more informal work than men, which limits their formal working experience and impedes their career development. We also find that the probability of becoming a manager adopts an inverted U-shape relationship with age. This likelihood of becoming a manager also increases with employment duration and educational attainment due to the accumulation of relevant experience and human capital.

Keywords: Gender discrimination; Occupational transition; UK labour market (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2019.10.021

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