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Economia Global e Gestão

versão impressa ISSN 0873-7444

Economia Global e Gestão v.13 n.2 Lisboa  2008

 

The wage gap among male and female top managers

Raquel Vale Mendes*

 

ABSTRACT: This paper studies gender wage differentials among top managers in the Portuguese economy. The objective is to investigate whether men and women within the same occupational group, with relatively high levels of human capital, and who are evaluated basically on their performance, are treated unequally in relation to pay. The Oaxaca wage decomposition method is used, relying on micro data from the Quadros de Pessoal (QP). The main findings indicate that a substantial portion of the wage gap between male and female top managers is potentially due to wage discrimination.

Key words: Wage Inequality, Wage Discrimination, Wage Decomposition

 

 

TÍTULO: A desigualdade salarial entre gestores de topo masculinos e femininos

RESUMO: Este trabalho analisa a desigualdade salarial entre homens e mulheres que exercem cargos de chefia de topo em Portugal. O objectivo é de investigar se homens e mulheres inseridos no mesmo grupo ocupacional, dotados de níveis de capital humano elevados, e que são avaliados com base no seu desempenho, são tratados de forma distinta em relação aos seus salários. Baseado em dados dos Quadros de Pessoal (QP), o presente estudo emprega a metodologia de decomposição salarial de Oaxaca. Os principais resultados revelam que uma porção substancial das disparidades salariais entre os dois grupos de gestores resulta potencialmente da discriminação salarial.

Palavras-chave: Desigualdade salarial, Discriminação salarial, Decomposição salarial

 

 

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*Raquel Vale Mendes

rmendes@ipca.pt

Docente da Escola Superior de Gestão, Instituto Politécnico do Cavado e do Ave. Mestre em Estudos Económicos e Sociais. Doutoranda em Ciências Económicas.

Professor of Economics at the School of Management of the Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave. Master’s Degree in Economic and Social Studies. PhD student in Economic Sciences.