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Cristina Terra

ESSEC Business School
Gender Wage Gap and Job Flexibility
Joint with
Gustavo Gonzaga, Maria Oaquim
Friday, June 14 2024| 10:00am to 11:00am

Gilles Dufrénot: gilles.dufrenot[at]
Kiyotaka Sato: sato[at]


We investigate the impact of two dimensions of job flexibility on the gender wage gap (GWG): one related to the characteristics of the occupation itself and another specific to the firm. Using a large administrative dataset for Brazil, we find that: (i) both the occupation and the firm dimensions of job inflexibility pay wage premiums; (ii) these wage premiums are larger for men compared to women; and (iii) the two dimensions of job inflexibility feed each other back, magnifying their widening impact on the GWG in favor of men.