Do the Small Firms Give Advantages to Female Employees? : Firm Size Effects on Taiwanese Women's Career Choice
This study tests mainly two hypotheses: female workers in small sized firm are able to (1) enjoy flexible working conditions by negotiating with their employees and (2) accumulate better skills which are useful for a labor market than their counterparts in large firms are. Dependent variable is employment choice, which have 4 categories; “continue the same job”, “change job in SMEs firm”, “change job in large firm” and “leave from working”. Main independent variable is a dummy variable indicating working experience in SMEs and interaction terms SMEs dummy and two event dummies standing for marriage and childbirth. The result indicates that women who have working experiences in SMEs are more likely to have uninterrupted working careers than those who have experiences in large-sized firms.