Webinar "Workplace Presenteeism, Job Substitutability & Gender Inequality"
We will have the pleasure to listen to Ghazala Azmat who will present « Workplace Presenteeism, Job Substitutability and Gender Inequality » (joint with Lena Hensvik and Olof Rosenqvist)
Abstract: Following the arrival of the first child, women’s absence rates soar and become less predictable. This fall in workplace presenteeism harms women’s wages, especially in jobs with low substitutability. Although both presenteeism and job uniqueness are rewarded, we document that women’s likelihood of holding jobs with low substitutability decreases relative to men’s after childbearing. This gap persists, with important long-run wage implications. We highlight that the parenthood wage penalty for women could be reduced by organizing work so that more employees have tasks that can be performed satisfactorily by other employees in the workplace.
Ghazala Azmat is a University Professor in the Department of Economics at Sciences Po and a Member of the Institut Universitaire de France. She is currently a Managing Editor of Economic Policy and a Research Fellow at the CEPR, IZA, and CESifo. She was recently appointed as the Chair of the European Economic Association Standing Committee on Women in Economics (WinE). Her research focuses on the Economics of Education, Labor, and Gender Economics. She holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and has published in several international journals, including, Journal of Political Economy, Management Science, and Journal of European Economic Association.