Psychological bias and gender wage gap
作者: Frédéric PalominoEloïc-Anil Peyrache
作者单位: 1EDHEC Business School, Department of Economics, 12 bis rue de la victoire, 75009 Paris, France
2Department of Finance and Economics, HEC School of Management, 1 rue de la Liberation, 78351 Jouy-en-Josas Cedex, France
刊名: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2010, Vol.76 (3), pp.563-573
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2010.07.004
关键词: BiasGenderOptimal contractWage gap
原始语种摘要: Abstract(#br)Basing our work on the literature on psychology that highlights differences in confidence levels between men and women, we provide a rationale for the simultaneous existence of the two dimensions of the gender wage gap: (i) on average, men earn more than women and (ii) the difference in wages depends on the gender structure. We also argue that although an equal compensation policy does not eliminate the gender wage gap, it nonetheless increases social welfare. Finally, endogenizing the choice of task by agents, we show how women, in a vast majority, can self-select on low paying jobs.
全文获取路径: Elsevier  (合作)
影响因子:1.065 (2012)

  • gender 性别
  • welfare 福利
  • wages 工资
  • contract 契约
  • choice 选择
  • majority 多数
  • compensation 补偿
  • psychology 心理学
  • confidence 信用
  • paying 付款