Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Gender pay gaps among highly educated professionals – Compensation components do matter

an article by Christian Grund (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) published in Labour Economics Volume 34 (June 2015)


Making use of panel data from a survey of highly educated professionals, gender pay gaps are explored with regard to total compensation as well as to individual compensation components.

The results indicate meaningful male–female wage differentials for this quite homogeneous group of people working in one specific industry: in particular for more experienced employees in higher positions of firm hierarchies with children.

Gender pay gaps are much more pronounced for bonus payments than they are for fixed salaries.

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