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The daughter effect: do CEOs with daughters hire more women to their board?

Ari Dasgupta, Lan Ha, Spurthi Jonnalagadda, Steven Schmeiser () and Hannah Youngerman

Applied Economics Letters, 2018, vol. 25, issue 13, 891-894

Abstract: Using a sample of S&P 100 firms, we find that CEOs with a daughter are more likely to hire new women to their board of directors than CEOs without a daughter. Our results provide additional evidence that parents’ attitudes and actions are affected by the gender of their children and that the effect is strong enough to influence important decisions at large corporations.

Date: 2018
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