239874 Corporate Social Responsibility and Income Inequality from the Gender Perspective

Monday, October 31, 2011

José Luis Navarro Espigares, PhD, Prof, Mgr , Economic Department, University Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain
Elisa Hernandez Torres , Management Control, University Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain
Maria Antonia Padial Ortiz , Economic Department, University Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain
José Aureliano Martín Segura, PhD, Prof , Department of Management, Granada University, Ceuta, Spain
Despite recent legislative progress, equality between men and women remains a challenge of major importance. From the hospital perspective, gender equality is a key element within corporate social responsibility policy. The aim of this study is to quantify the gender differences among professionals of the University Hospital Virgen de las Nieves (UHVN) in terms of relative presence and income. This is a descriptive study carried out in the UHVN with the data offered by the analytical accounting system for 2010. From a theoretical point of view, we analyze the gender wage gap assuming that the labor market is limited to employment generated by the UHVN. This hypothesis could identify wage differences in the environment of a public health organization where the salaries of men and women are identical for performing the same job. The Index of Relative Presence of Men and Women in the HUVN reaches 1.35. The wage income curve obtained by men and women present different profiles. The profile for males shows two peaks at the beginning and end of their working lives. The profile for women's wage income is much more stable throughout their working lives. In general, the average wages for women are 24% lower than those of men. The greatest differences were in the group of doctors. The salaries of men outnumber women in all age brackets. So gender analysis of professionals in the HUVN confirms the existence of gender differences in the relative participation of women and in their wage income.

Learning Areas:
Occupational health and safety
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Quantify the wage gap between men and women in the public hospitals. Designing a model of analysis to detect gender differences in an environment of equal pay for equal job.

Keywords: Gender, Workflow Analysis

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a teacher in the University of Granada and I also work as a financial manager in a big public hospital in Granada (Spain).
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.