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WOMEN IN THE ECONOMY II
Raising average labor force participation, average
hours worked, and average labor productivity for women to the levels for men
across advanced economies would, other things being equal, raise OECD GDP by
around 20% and OECD GDP driven by women by almost 50%.
gdp  womenworkers 
4 days ago by brycecovert
Interpreting Signals in the Labor Market: Evidence from Medical Referrals
PCPs also change their behavior toward other female
surgeons after a bad experience with one female surgeon, becoming less likely
to refer to new women in the same specialty. There are no such spillovers to other
men after a bad experience with one male surgeon
medicine  discrimination  womenworkers 
5 days ago by brycecovert
As women speak out on sexual harassment, investors take note
They saw that companies that handled these things well and just generally had cultures that supported women and that had more women in the company, that they were actually doing better financially.
womenworkers  Sexualharrassment  discrimination 
10 days ago by brycecovert
The “Particularly Men” Meme in Media Discussions of Employment Trends | CEPR Blog | Blogs | Publications | The Center for Economic and Policy Research
among prime-age adults, working-class women (HS or less) have fared even worse than working-class men, both in the aftermath of the Great Recession and since 2000. The employment rate for prime-age working-class women is about 8.2 percentage points lower today than in 2000; for prime-age working-class men, it’s 6 percentage points lower. As a result, the large employment gap between working-class men and women is wider today than in 2000.
workingclass  womenworkers 
6 weeks ago by brycecovert
A POLLUTION THEORY OF DISCRIMINATION: MALE AND FEMALE DIFFERENCES IN OCCUPATIONS AND EARNINGS
a “pollution” theory model of discrimination in which new female hires may
reduce the prestige of a previously all-male occupation.
womenworkers  discrimination 
august 2017 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.
womenworkers 
august 2017 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 
july 2017 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

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