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Gender Differences in Supervisory Authority: Variation among Advanced Industrialized Democracies

Citation

Rosenfeld, Rachel A.; Van Buren, Mark E.; & Kalleberg, Arne L. (1998). Gender Differences in Supervisory Authority: Variation among Advanced Industrialized Democracies. Social Science Research, 27(1), 23-49.

Abstract

In all nine of the advanced industrialized democracies we study, the proportion of employed women in jobs where they supervise others is less than that for men. The extent of the gender difference varies, however, with the smallest difference in Australia and the largest in Japan. We use multilevel models to investigate which country-level factors help explain this variation and find that higher industrial sex segregation, greater income equality, longer guaranteed maternity leave, and less favorable economic conditions predict lower male advantage. At least some of these results reflect extreme values for Australia and/or Japan. We argue for more attention to different paths to similar gender equality outcomes.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1006/ssre.1997.0609

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Social Science Research

Author(s)

Rosenfeld, Rachel A.
Van Buren, Mark E.
Kalleberg, Arne L.

Year Published

1998

Volume Number

27

Issue Number

1

Pages

23-49

Reference ID

916