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Unhappy working with men? Workplace gender diversity and job-related well-being in Britain

  • Haile, Getinet Astatike

This paper attempts to establish empirically the link between workplace gender diversity and employee job-related well-being in Britain. Using nationally representative linked employer–employee data and accounting for unobserved workplace heterogeneity the paper finds gender diversity to be associated with lower employee well-being for women. Workplace gender equality policies and practices are not found to ameliorate this finding.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Labour Economics.

Volume (Year): 19 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 329-350

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Handle: RePEc:eee:labeco:v:19:y:2012:i:3:p:329-350
DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2012.02.002
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