Working Papers, Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus
Gender Differences in Managerial Compensation - Evidences from Denmark
Abstract: This paper examines the gender earnings gap at the
executive level on a unique data set of Danish
executives in the period
1992-1995. Ordinary wage equations show that the wage gap disappears
when controlling for “Who you are”, “Where you work” and “What you do”.
decomposition into inter- and intra-occupational
differences shows that two thirds of the wage gap
are due to
differences between occupations. Individual-specific characteristics
negatively to the wage gap, i.e. in favour of women.
Decomposing by real authority level shows
a larger unexplained part of
the wage gap. Real authority is more discriminating than formal
Keywords: Managerial compensation; Gender wage gap; Corporate governance; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: J31; J44; (follow links to similar papers)
27 pages, January 1, 2001
Before downloading any of the electronic versions below
you should read our statement on
for viewing Postscript files and the
Acrobat Reader for viewing and printing pdf files.
Full text versions of the paper:
Questions (including download problems) about the papers in this series should be directed to Helle Vinbaek Stenholt ()
Report other problems with accessing this service to Sune Karlsson ()
or Helena Lundin ().
Design by Joachim Ekebom