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Your Male Boss Has a Son
Going on the hunch that the transition to fatherhood has a profound influence on a man's values, a group of business researchers recently investigated how the birth and gender of a male CEO's child influences the wages of his male and female employees. Among their fascinating findings: When a CEO and his wife have a daughter, especially if she's their first child, employees' salaries go up. Even better, female workers gain more—their wages increase by 1.1 percent, while male workers only see an increase of 0.6 percent. By comparison, when a boss has a son, female employees' salaries drop 0.2 percent.