The shattered glass ceiling and a narrowing gender pay gap in NHF Foundation Trusts: Gender and salaries of Chief Executives

Sheila Ellwood, Javier Garcia-Lacalle, Sonia Royo

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Abstract

Female chief executive officers (CEOs) of NHS foundation trusts have increased from 37% in 2012/13 to 47% in 2017/18. This paper shows that, in the five-year period analysed, the gender pay gap (GPG) has narrowed to become insignificant. The paper suggests the improvement of female presence and the narrowing of the GPG go hand-in-hand, at least for these public sector top managers. It also provides indication that the GPG is multifaceted, women may sacrifice high salaries for future financial security. Women and men could also be negotiating salaries in a different way, signalling gender traits differences.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
JournalPublic Money and Management
Early online date31 May 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 31 May 2019

Structured keywords

  • AF Accountability Sustainability and Governance

Keywords

  • NHS Foundation Trust
  • CEO
  • glass ceiling
  • remuneration
  • Gender pay gap

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