Workforce gender effects on firm performance and workers' pay: evidence for the UK
Abstract:Using linked workplace–worker data for the UK, a number of hypotheses are tested related to individual gender and the gender composition of the workforce. The proportion of female workers per establishment is strongly negatively associated with median workplace pay. There is some evidence that workplace performance (but not employment size or growth) is positively associated with the female–male workforce ratio. For workers, the female wage penalty (which is substantial) is strongly influenced by the female–male workforce ratio. In addition, commensurate with gender discrimination, those who manage female workers receive lower wages but professional workers in the same establishments do not.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Economics Department, Queens College, City University of New York, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367, USA, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: 2005-05-10