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Mentoring and Segregation: Female-Led Firms and Gender Wage Policies

Ana Rute Cardoso () and Rudolf Winter-Ebmer ()

No 2007-20, Economics working papers from Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Abstract: We explore the impact of mentoring of females and gender segregation on wages using a large longitudinal data set for Portugal. Female managers can protect and mentor female employees by paying them higher wages than male-led firms would do. We find that females can enjoy higher wages in female-led firms, the opposite being true for males. In both cases is a higher share of females reducing the wage level. These results are compatible with a theory where job promotion is an important factor of wage increases: if more females are to be mentored, less promotion slots are available for males, but also the expected chance of a female to be promoted is lower.

Keywords: female entrepreneurs; wages; gender gap; matched employer-employee data (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M52 D21 J31 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec and nep-lab
Date: 2007-12
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