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Gender and promotions: evidence from academic economists in France

Bosquet, Clément, Combes, Pierre-Philippe and Garcia-Penalosa, Cecilia (2018) Gender and promotions: evidence from academic economists in France. Scandinavian Journal of Economics. ISSN 0347-0520

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Identification Number: 10.1111/sjoe.12300


The promotion system for French academic economists provides an interesting environment to examine the promotion gap between men and women. Promotions occur through national competitions for which we have information both on candidates and on those eligible to be candidates. We can then examine the two stages of the process: application and success. Women are less likely to seek promotion and this accounts for up to 76% of the promotion gap. Being a woman also reduces the probability of promotion conditional on applying, although the gender difference is not statistically significant. Our results highlight the importance of the decision to apply.

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors
Divisions: Spatial Economics Research Centre
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2017 11:52
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2024 21:09

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