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  • Diskussionspapiere 1657 / 2017

    Fathers, Parental Leave and Gender Norms

    Social norms and attitudes towards gender roles have been shown to have a large effect on economic outcomes of men and women. Many countries have introduced policies that aim at changing gender stereotypes, for example fathers’ quota in parental leave schemes. In this paper, we analyze whether the introduction of the fathers’ quota in Germany in 2007, that caused a sharp increase in the take-up of ...

    2017| Ulrike Unterhofer, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 1/2 / 2017

    Top Decision-Making Bodies in Large Companies: Gender Quota Shows Initial Impact on Supervisory Boards ; Executive Board Remains a Male Bastion

    The gender quota for supervisory boards that has been mandatory since January 2016 has shown an initial impact. According to DIW Berlin’s Women Executives Barometer, at the end of 2016, there were more women on the supervisory boards of the 106 companies subject to the statutory quota than one year before. Their proportion increased by a solid four percentage points to more than 27 percent. And in ...

    2017| Elke Holst, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 1/2 / 2017

    Financial Sector: Banks Fall behind and Now Have a Lower Proportion of Women on Executive and Advisory Boards than Insurance Companies

    Women are still in the clear minority among the financial sector’s top decision-making bodies. According to DIW Berlin’s Women Executives Barometer, at the end of 2016, 21 percent of the supervisory and administrative board members of the 100 largest banks were female. The number has stagnated compared to last year. Since 2010, when the discussion about the gender quota for supervisory boards gained ...

    2017| Elke Holst, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 1/2 / 2017

    Companies Should Have More Women on All Levels of the Hierarchy: Seven Questions for Elke Holst

    2017
  • Externe Monographien

    Peer Effects in Parental Leave Decisions

    This paper analyzes to what extent parental leave decisions of mothers with young children depend on the decisions made by their coworkers. The identification of peer effects, which are defined as indirect effects of the behavior of a social reference group on individual outcomes, bears various challenges due to correlated characteristics within social groups and endogenous group membership. We overcome ...

    Bonn: IZA, 2016, 39 S.
    (Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 10173)
    | Clara Welteke, Katharina Wrohlich
  • Diskussionspapiere 1600 / 2016

    Peer Effects in Parental Leave Decisions

    This paper analyzes to what extent parental leave decisions of mothers with young children depend on the decisions made by their coworkers. The identification of peer effects, which are defined as indirect effects of the behavior of a social reference group on individual outcomes, bears various challenges due to correlated characteristics within social groups and endogenous group membership. We overcome ...

    2016| Clara Welteke, Katharina Wrohlich
  • Diskussionspapiere 1603 / 2016

    The Family Working Time Model - Toward More Gender Equality in Work and Care

    Since the millennium, the labor market participation of women and mothers is increasing across European countries. Several work/care policy measures underlie this evolution. At the same time, the labor market behavior of men and fathers, as well as their involvement in care work, is relatively unchanging, meaning that employed mothers are facing an increased burden with respect to gainful employment ...

    2016| Kai-Uwe Müller, Michael Neumann, Katharina Wrohlich
  • Diskussionspapiere 1593 / 2016

    Couple's Labor Supply, Taxes, and the Division of Housework in a Gender-Neutral Lab

    We use a lab-in-the-field experiment to investigate intra-couple labor supply decisions and the division of housework under individual and joint income taxation systems. In order to eliminate problems of endogenous intra-couple time use decisions, we exogenously varied not only the taxation system but also the intra-couple roles of primary and secondary earners. Using work effort as a proxy for labor ...

    2016| Melanie Schröder, Norma Burow
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 37 / 2016

    Women's Likelihood of Holding a Senior Management Position Is Considerably Lower than Men's - Especially in the Financial Sector

    Women remain grossly underrepresented in management positions in Germany. However, what has been dubbed the gender leadership gap, i.e., the difference between the share of all employees who are women and the share of women in senior management positions, varies considerably across different industries. The present report shows that the largest gender gap in the likelihood of holding a senior management ...

    2016| Elke Holst, Martin Friedrich
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 37 / 2016

    Better Career Opportunities for Women Will Help Lower the Gender Pay Gap: Nine Questions to Elke Holst

    2016
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