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Home | Events Archive | The gender composition of supervisor-subordinate dyads: career trajectories and compensation
Seminar

The gender composition of supervisor-subordinate dyads: career trajectories and compensation


  • Series
  • Speaker(s)
    Giacomo Pasini (Ca' Foscari University, Italy)
  • Field
    Empirical Microeconomics
  • Location
    Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam, Sydney room
    Amsterdam
  • Date and time

    May 07, 2024
    15:30 - 16:30

Abstract
Does the gender of the supervisor matter for career trajectories and compensation of both male and female workers? This paper exploits a fine-grained longitudinal personnel data on workers from an Italian insurance company over the period 2014-2021 and identify the gender composition of supervisor-subordinate dyads. Employing an individual fixed effect model, we show that while male and female supervisors evaluate similarly the performance of male and female workers, female supervisors are less likely to award one-off bonuses to both genders compared to their male counterparts. Additionally, both male and female workers are less likely of receiving promotions from employee to middle-manager when their supervisor is a woman compared to when their supervisor is a man. We interpret these findings as suggestive either of female supervisors adhering more strictly to masculine gender stereotypes associated with leadership roles or facing heightened scrutiny, leading to fewer promotions and bonuses being granted. Joint work with Valeria Maggian, Paola Profeta, and Ludovica Spinola.