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a “pollution” theory model of discrimination in which new female hires may
reduce the prestige of a previously all-male occupation.
womenworkers  discrimination 
4 weeks ago by brycecovert
Appearing self-confident and getting credit for it: Why it may be easier for men than women to gain influence at work
self-confidence appearance increases the extent to which individuals exert influence in their organizations. However, for women, appearing self-confident is not enough to gain influence. In contrast to men, women in addition are “required” to be prosocially oriented.
7 weeks ago by brycecovert
macroblog - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
the largest contributing factor was a decline in the rate of nonparticipation because of family responsibilities.
womenworkers  workfamily  laborforce 
8 weeks ago by brycecovert
The Universal Phenomenon of Men Interrupting Women - The New York Times
Victoria L. Brescoll, associate professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management, published a paper in 2012 showing that men with power talked more in the Senate, which was not the case for women. Another study, “Can an Angry Woman Get Ahead?” concluded that men who became angry were rewarded, but that angry women were seen as incompetent and unworthy of power in the workplace.
newsletter  womenworkers 
june 2017 by brycecovert
The Economic Consequences of Family Policies: Lessons from a Century of Legislation in High-Income Countries
employment, gender gaps in earnings and fertility... The verdict is far more positive for the
beneficial impact of spending on early education and childcare
childcare  laborforce  womenworkers 
june 2017 by brycecovert
WSJ’s Daily Shot: More American Women Enter the Workforce, but Will the Trend Continue? - Daily Shot - WSJ
The female participation rate is substantially lower in the US than in many other developed economies
womenworkers  laborforce 
june 2017 by brycecovert
And the Children Shall Lead: Gender Diversity and Performance in Venture Capital
improved gender diversity, induced by parenting more daughters, improves deal and fund performances
womenworkers  glassceiling 
may 2017 by brycecovert
We Recorded VCs’ Conversations and Analyzed How Differently They Talk About Female Entrepreneurs
Many of the young men and women were described as being young, though youth for men was viewed as promising, while young women were considered inexperienced. Men were praised for being viewed as aggressive or arrogant, while women’s experience and excitement were tempered by discussions of their emotional shortcomings.

Women entrepreneurs were only awarded, on average, 25% of the applied-for amount, whereas men received, on average, 52% of what they asked for. Women were also denied financing to a greater extent than men, with close to 53% of women having their applications dismissed, compared with 38% of men
womenworkers  discrimination  venturecapital  STEM  negotiating 
may 2017 by brycecovert
Racial Differences in American Women's Labor Market Outcomes: A Long-Run View
Both black and white women significantly increased their labor force participation in this period, with white women catching up to black women by 1990.
race  womenworkers 
may 2017 by brycecovert

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