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Do female managers help to lower within-firm gender pay gaps? Public institutions vs. private enterprises

Iga Magda () and Ewa Cukrowska-Torzewska ()

No 2019-01, Working Papers from Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

Abstract: We analyze the link between the presence of female managers and the size of the firm-level gender pay gap, looking separately at the private and public sector. Using a large linked employer-employee dataset for Poland and a non-parametric and parametric decompositions, we find that higher presence of female managers is associated with more pay advantage towards women in selected types of public sector units: the ones in which remunerations of women and men are already equal, and a large share of the workforce is tertiary-educated. The effects are, however, relatively small in size. In private establishments, lower gender wage inequality is associated with higher shares of female workers, but not female managers.

Keywords: gender wage gap; wage inequalities; public sector; female managers; Ñopo decomposition; Oaxaca- Blinder decomposition (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J16 J31 J45 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hrm, nep-lma and nep-tra
Date: 2019
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