Quotation Marchenko, Maria, Sonnabend, Hendrik. 2020. Artists' Labour Market and Gender: Evidence from German visual artists.




Using comprehensive data from German visual artists, we provide strong empirical evidence of a gender gap in revenues. We find that female artists have significantly lower revenues from the art market and are about ten percentage points less likely to remain in the top category over three years. This gap persists in the most prominent art forms and is more pronounced for younger artists. Only 30 to 40 percent of these gaps can be explained by differences in observable characteristics. We also find differences in the networking behaviour of the artists of different genders: females are connecting more, whereas males tend to create tighter links, suggesting the importance of the latter for the art market.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title Artists' Labour Market and Gender: Evidence from German visual artists
Year 2020
URL https://www.researchgate.net/publication/346486624_Artists%27_Labour_Market_and_Gender_Evidence_from_German_visual_artists
JEL J4, J16, Z11


Marchenko, Maria (Details)
Sonnabend, Hendrik (University of Hagen, Germany)
Department of Economics (Kartal) (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5304 Labour market research (Details)
5362 Cultural economics (Details)
5902 Labour market research (Details)
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