Unhappy Working with Men? Workplace Gender Diversity and Employee Job-Related Well-Being in Britain: A WERS2004 Based Analysis
AbstractThis paper attempts to establish empirically the link between workplace gender diversity and employee job-related well-being. Using nationally representative linked employer-employee data for Britain, I employ econometric techniques that account for unobserved workplace heterogeneity. I find that gender diversity is associated with lower employee well-being among women in several of the equations estimated. The magnitudes of the estimated effects also tend to increase with (women's) group size. Workplace equality policies do not appear to ameliorate these effects.
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Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2009
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Publication status: published in: Labour Economics, 2012, 19 (3), 329-350
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- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
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- J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination
- I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare and Poverty - - - General Welfare
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