Competition, Takeovers, and Gender Discrimination

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Heyman, Fredrik; Svaleryd, Helena; Vlachos, Jonas;
  • Publisher: Stockholms universitet
  • Journal: ILR Review, volume 66, issue 2 April, pages 409-432
  • Subject: J70 | Takeovers | Schweden | Competition; Discrimination; Takeovers; Wages | J20 | J31 | Competition | Wettbewerb | Übernahme | Wages | Economics | Nationalekonomi | Discrimination | Lohndifferenzierung | Geschlechterdiskriminierung | Discrimination; Competition; Takeovers; Wages
    • jel: jel:J70 | jel:J31 | jel:J20 | jel:J2 | jel:J7
      ddc: ddc:330

Theories of taste-based discrimination predict that competitive pressures will drive discriminatory behaviour out of the market. Using detailed matched employer-employee data, we analyze how firm takeovers and product market competition are related to the gender composi... View more
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    Table 9. The effect of takeovers and product market competition on women's relative wages.

    Individual-level estimates 1990-2002.

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