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Employers and the Gender Wage Gap

Theodoropoulos, N. & Forth, J. ORCID: 0000-0001-7963-2817 (2023). Employers and the Gender Wage Gap IZA Institute of Labor Economics. doi: 10.15185/izawol.511


The demand side of the labor market contributes to the gender wage gap through the sorting of women into low-wage firms and through pay-setting behavior which leads some women to be paid less over their careers than their male co-workers. Policies that increase transparency and accountability in managerial decisions are effective in reducing unequal treatment. However, equally important are policies which remove the barriers to combining work with caring responsibilities.

Publication Type: Internet Publication
Additional Information: ┬ęthe authors, 2023.
Publisher Keywords: sorting; bargaining; discrimination; motherhood; flexibility
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Departments: Bayes Business School > Management
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