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Firm leadership and the gender pay gap: Do active owners discriminate more than hired managers?

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  • Hirsch, Boris
  • Mueller, Steffen

Auf Grundlage eines großen kombinierten Firmen-Beschäftigten-Datensatzes untersuchen wir Unterschiede im unerklärten geschlechtsspezifischen Lohndifferential zwischen eigentümer- und managergeführten Betrieben für Deutschland. Wir stellen die Hypothese auf, dass eigentümergeführte Betriebe höhere Lohndifferentiale aufweisen sollten, da diskriminierende aktive Eigentümer im Vergleich zu diskriminierenden angestellten Managern in der Auslebung ihrer gewinnsenkenden diskriminatorischen Präferenzen weniger eingeschränkt sein dürften. Empirisch finden wir statistisch wie ökonomisch signifikant höhere Lohndifferentiale in eigentümergeführten Betrieben. Eine gründlichere Untersuchung dieser Ergebnisse durch Beschränkung der Stichproben auf hinreichend ähnliche eigentümer- und managergeführte Betriebe lässt diese markanten Lohndifferentiale jedoch verschwinden. Unsere Ergebnisse deuten daher nicht darauf hin, dass aktive Eigentümer per se mehr diskriminieren.

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Paper provided by Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Labour and Regional Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 72.

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Date of creation: 2010
Handle: RePEc:zbw:faulre:72
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  1. Boris Hirsch & Claus Schnabel, 2012. "Women Move Differently: Job Separations and Gender," Journal of Labor Research, Springer, vol. 33(4), pages 417-442, December.
  2. Alexander Mosthaf & Thorsten Schank & Claus Schnabel, 2014. "Low-wage employment versus unemployment: Which one provides better prospects for women?," IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, Springer;Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), vol. 3(1), pages 1-17, December.
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  4. Sven Jung & Claus Schnabel, 2011. "Paying More than Necessary? The Wage Cushion in Germany," LABOUR, CEIS, vol. 25(2), pages 182-197, 06.
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