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Gender and promotions: evidence from academic economists in France

Bosquet, Clément, Combes, Pierre-Philippe and Garcia-Penalosa, Cecilia (2017) Gender and promotions: evidence from academic economists in France. CEP Discussion Papers (CEPDP1511). Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

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

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education > I23 - Higher Education Research Institutions
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J16 - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J7 - Labor Discrimination
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2018 11:52
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2019 23:06
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/86604

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