Executive Compensation: Is There a Gender Gap?

Ren, Rongwei; Yunxia Zhu
November 2010
Academy of Management Perspectives;Nov2010, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p93
Academic Journal
The article examines if there are gender differences in executive compensation packages in the United States. It states that an examination of pay differences for base and variable pay from 1992 to 2006 of executives from over 2,200 publicly held U.S. businesses shows that a significant portion of the gender gap was due to differences in variable pay. It mentions that one reason women executives earned less in total compensation than male executives was due to occupational segregation with women executive more likely to work for smaller businesses and in lower-paying fields than male executives.


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