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Wann würden Frauen für Tarifkommissionen kandidieren?


"Among other things, negotiation results depend on which groups are represented in negotiations. This suggests that a stronger participation of women in collective bargaining commissions could contribute to reducing the gender pay gap. Using a factorial survey, this article examines the likelihood of employees running for wage negotiation commissions under different circumstances, and what influence they expect to have in the case of successfully being elected. Compared to their male counterparts, women are significantly less likely to indicate that they would run for a position on bargainig commissions. Likewise, they expect on average to have significantly less impact on negotiation results. This gender difference can be 'explained' by the personal and job-related characteristics of respondents, which are, however, likely to partly result from gender specific behavior. Overall, the results suggest that regulations that ensure committee meetings occur during working hours could increase the willingness of women to participate on wage negotiation commissions." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Bibliographical information

Buschmann, Benjamin; Grimm, Veronika; Gärtner, Debora; Osiander, Christopher; Stephan, Gesine (2018): When would women candidate for wage negotiation committees? : Evidence from a factorial survey. In: Industrielle Beziehungen, Vol. 25, Iss. 3, pp. 320-342.