DP5871 Female Managers and their Wages in Central Europe

Author(s): Stepan Jurajda, Teodora Paligorova
Publication Date: October 2006
Keyword(s): gender pay gap, managers
JEL(s): J31, J71, P31
Programme Areas: Labour Economics
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This paper examines the gender gaps in employment and wages among top- and lower-level managerial employees in a recent sample of Czech firms. Unlike the existing analyses of managerial gender pay gaps, we acknowledge the adverse consequences of the low and uneven representation of women for the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition and offer an alternative set of results based on a matching procedure. Only 7% of top-level Czech managers are women and their wages are about 20 percent lower even when compared only to their comparable male colleagues.