Earnings of men and women in firms with a female dominated workforce : what drives the impact of sex segregation on wages?


Heinze, Anja


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/2349
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-23491
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2009
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: J16 J31 J71 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Deutschland , Lohn , Frauenarbeit , Lohngleichheit
Keywords (English): gender wage differentials , female segregation across establishments , matched employer-employee data
Abstract: This study analyzes the relationship between the segregation of women across establishments and the salaries paid to men and women. My aim is to separate the impact the proportion of women working within an establishment has upon individual wages. For this purpose hypotheses are formulated as to what drives this impact: sex-specific preferences, lower qualifications among women or discrimination against women. To investigate this issue empirically, I use matched employer-employee data from Germany. My results indicate that an increasing proportion of women in an establishment reduces wages for males and females in both western and eastern Germany. Furthermore the empirical analysis shows that by successively including worker and establishment characteristics, the number of females in an establishment has a severely detrimental effect upon the salaries paid to both sexes.
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