National board quotas and the gender pay gap among European managers

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Author: Maume, David J.; Heymann, Orlaith; Ruppanner, Leah


As European countries have mandated quotas for women's representation on boards, and as women have increasingly entered the ranks of management, a persistent gender gap in managerial pay remains. Drawing a sample of managers in the 2010 European Social Survey, the gender gap in pay was decomposed, finding that employer devaluation of women accounted for the majority of the gender gap in pay. This was especially true in countries without mandated quotas, but in countries that had adopted quotas for female representation on boards, results were consistent with the proposition that quotas...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Management; Labour market; Equity; Gender

Keywords: Equal opportunity; Equal treatment; Managers; Affirmative action; Wage differential; Employers; Sex discrimination

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Los Angeles, California: Sage Publications, 2019

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Journal volume: 33

Journal number: 6

Journal date: December 2019

Pages: pp. 1002-1019

ISSN: 0950-0170, 1469-8722 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 139.235

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