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Female Managers and their Wages in Central Europe

  • Jurajda, Štepán

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    (CERGE-EI)

  • Paligorova, Teodora

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    (CERGE-EI)

This paper examines the gender gaps in employment and wages among top- and lower-level managerial employees in a recent sample of Czech firms. Unlike the existing analyses of managerial gender pay gaps, we acknowledge the adverse consequences of the low and uneven representation of women for the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition and offer an alternative set of results based on a matching procedure. Only 7% of top-level Czech managers are women and their wages are about 20 percent lower even when compared only to their comparable male colleagues.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 2303.

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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2006
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Publication status: published as "Czech Female Managers and their Wages" in: Labour Economics, 2009, 16 (3), 342-351
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp2303
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