Do Firms Respond to Gender Pay Gap Transparency

@inproceedings{Bennedsen2019DoFR,
  title={Do Firms Respond to Gender Pay Gap Transparency},
  author={Morten Bennedsen and Elena Simintzi and Margarita Tsoutsoura and Daniel Wolfenzon},
  year={2019}
}
We examine whether pay transparency closes the gender pay gap and affects firm outcomes. The paper exploits a 2006 legislation change in Denmark that requires firms to provide gender dis-aggregated wage statistics. Using detailed employee-employer administrative data we find that the law has an effect in reducing the gender pay gap, primarily through slowing the wage growth for male employees. This effect is more pronounced for firms whose managers have more daughters, presumably due to the… CONTINUE READING

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