Gender and job satisfaction in OECD countries

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Köse T., Avcioglu K.

Economics and Business Letters, vol.12, no.2, pp.157-164, 2023 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.17811/ebl.12.2.2023.157-164
  • Journal Name: Economics and Business Letters
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, EconLit, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-164
  • Keywords: balanced worth vector, gender, job satisfaction, OECD
  • TED University Affiliated: Yes


Gender differences in labour market outcomes are frequently reported. Earlier findings on the associations of job satisfaction and gender revealed mixed results. The majority of empirical results indicate that women report higher levels of job satisfaction than men, whereas others find no gender differences in job satisfaction. This study replicates the empirical findings of Pita and Torregrosa (2021) and explores gender differences in job satisfaction by utilizing the Survey of Adult Skills for OECD countries. Employing the Balanced Worth Vector (BWV) procedure for data analysis, this study contributes to the literature by presenting additional cross-national evidence from various regions of the world. Our findings reveal that there are heterogeneities in the gender-gap paradox of job satisfaction across OECD countries.