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Are Female Managers More Likely to Hire More Female Managers? Evidence from Germany

Mario Bossler (), Alexander Mosthaf and Thorsten Schank ()

ILR Review, 2020, vol. 73, issue 3, 676-704

Abstract: This article investigates whether there is state dependence in the gender composition of managers in German establishments; that is, whether the number of hired female managers depends on the past hiring decisions of an establishment. Using administrative data, the authors apply dynamic linear models, thereby accounting for unobserved heterogeneity and the endogeneity of lagged dependent variables. Results show that hiring female managers leads to the hiring of more female managers in the subsequent period. Hiring rates for male managers follow a similar pattern in that they are more likely to hire more male managers.

Keywords: female managers; gender discrimination; state dependence; dynamic panel data models; employer behavior (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1177/0019793919862509

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