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Dispersion of female business students across MBA program rankings

Brent Davis

Economics Bulletin, 2016, vol. 36, issue 4, 2192-2202

Abstract: I examine the relationship between business school rankings and the proportion of women at full-time MBA programs. I find a U-shape pattern that a higher proportion of women are more likely to be found at very high ranked programs or very low ranked programs. This pattern is consistent with the gender gap in competition with the caveat that women choosing to enter competition compete at a high level. Women are also sensitive to the likelihood of being employed before graduation which is supported by women being more risk averse.

Keywords: Gender; education; rankings; competition (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I2 J1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-11-26
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