Do Firms Respond to Gender Pay Gap Transparency?

@article{Bennedsen2019DoFR,
  title={Do Firms Respond to Gender Pay Gap Transparency?},
  author={M. Bennedsen and Elena Simintzi and Margarita Tsoutsoura and Daniel Wolfenzon},
  journal={Employee Social Responsibility & HR Practices eJournal},
  year={2019}
}
  • M. Bennedsen, Elena Simintzi, +1 author Daniel Wolfenzon
  • Published 2019
  • Economics
  • Employee Social Responsibility & HR Practices eJournal
  • We examine the effect of pay transparency on gender pay gap and firm outcomes. This paper exploits a 2006 legislation change in Denmark that requires firms to provide gender dis-aggregated wage statistics. Using detailed employee-employer administrative data and a difference-in-differences approach, we find that the law reduces the gender pay gap, primarily by slowing the wage growth for male employees. The gender pay gap declines by approximately two percentage points, or a 7% reduction… CONTINUE READING
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