The gender gap in international trade: Female-run firms and the exporter productivity premium
No 368, Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers from University of Goettingen, Department of Economics
Female-run firms are less likely to be exporters although they exert positive influence in various aspects in an economy and society. With a new and comprehensive data set on manufacturing plants, I investigate the exporter productivity premium of female-run firms in Germany. The results show that female-run firms gain a higher exporter-productivity premium than male-run firms. I find evidence for selection into exporting but no impact for learning from exporting for female-run exporting firms. These results give hint to discrimination barriers that female-run firms face when they are exporting as compared to male-run firm exporters.
Keywords: Gender Inequality; Exporter-Productivity Premium; Germany; Firm Heterogeneity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F14 L25 L60 O12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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