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Discriminatory Social Attitudes and Varying Gender Pay Gaps within firms

Simon Janssen (), Simone Tuor Sartore and Uschi Backes-Gellner

No 327, Working Papers from University of Zurich, Department of Business Administration (IBW)

Abstract: This study analyzes the relationship between discriminatory social attitudes and the variation of within-firm pay gaps by combining data on regional votes on gender equality laws with a data set of multi-establishments firms and their workers. The data set allows us for the first time to study gender pay gaps within the same firm across establishments located in regions with varying discriminatory social attitudes. Our results show that firms have larger pay gaps in regions with stronger discriminatory social attitudes. This result remains robust when we account for detailed worker and job characteristics and prevails for different subsamples. Thus we show that a relationship between discriminatory social attitudes and gender pay gaps prevails even after acounting for the sorting of women and men into different firms and occupations.

JEL-codes: J31 J33 J71 M5 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 45 pages
Date: 2014-12
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hme, nep-hrm, nep-lab, nep-lma and nep-soc
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