The gender gap in workplace authority in Sweden 1968-2000 – a family affair?
We assess whether the gender gap in authority in Sweden has changed during the period 1968–2000, and investigate to what extent family factors are responsible for this gap. We find that the gap has narrowed modestly during this period, and identify the life-event of parenthood as a major cause of the gap. When men become fathers, they gain authority; when women become mothers, they do not. Our fixed effects panel estimates of the effects of family factors deviate from the cross-sectional estimates, suggesting that unobserved individual heterogeneity – routinely neglected in this line of research – matters.
|Date of creation:||30 Oct 2007|
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|Publication status:||Published as Bygren, Magnus and Michael Gähler, 'Family Formation and Men's and Women's Attainment of Workplace Authority' in Social Forces, 2012, pages 795-816.|
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