More Female Manager Hires Through More Female Managers? Evidence from Germany

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Mario Bossler

Government of the Federal Republic of Germany - Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Alexander Mosthaf

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Thorsten Schank

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Abstract

This paper investigates if there is state dependence in the gender composition of managers in German establishments. We analyze whether the number of hired female managers (respectively the share of females within hired managers) depends on the past hiring decisions of an establishment. Using administrative data, we apply dynamic linear models and dynamic tobit models accounting for unobserved heterogeneity and the endogeneity of lagged dependent variables. We find that an increase of female manager hires in present leads to more female hired managers in the future. Similarly, the number of male manager hires also exhibits state dependence.

Keywords: female managers, gender discrimination, state dependence, dynamic panel data models

JEL Classification: C23, J16, J71, M12

Suggested Citation

Bossler, Mario and Mosthaf, Alexander and Schank, Thorsten, More Female Manager Hires Through More Female Managers? Evidence from Germany. IZA Discussion Paper No. 10240, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2846331

Mario Bossler (Contact Author)

Government of the Federal Republic of Germany - Institute for Employment Research (IAB) ( email )

Regensburger Str. 104
Nuremberg, 90478
Germany

Alexander Mosthaf

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Thorsten Schank

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg ( email )

SchloƟplatz 4
Erlangen, DE Bavaria 91054
Germany

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