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The ongoing impact of gender pay gap transparency legislation

Jones, Melanie ORCID:, Kaya, Ezgi ORCID: and Papps, Kerry L. 2022. The ongoing impact of gender pay gap transparency legislation. [Discussion Paper]. IZA Discussion Paper, vol. 15817. IZA – Institute of Labor Economics. Available at:

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This paper examines the ongoing impact of gender pay gap transparency legislation using a sudden COVID-19-induced temporary suspension to legislation in the UK. Compared to organisations that did not report during the suspension year, reporting organisations have a 6% lower gender pay gap a year later. This is driven by a relative increase in females in the top pay quartile at the same time as rising female concentration in the workforce overall. Further analysis supports the hypothesis that ongoing reporting is most effective in organisations with weaker pre-existing pressures to narrow their gender pay gap through female representation and voice.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Publisher: IZA – Institute of Labor Economics
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 19 December 2022
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2023 12:15

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