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Le monde universitaire, un laboratoire d'analyse des différences d'avancement de carrière des hommes et des femmes

Clement Bosquet (), Cecilia Garcia-Penalosa () and Pierre-Philippe Combes ()

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Abstract: Focusing on the promotion system for French academics, the authors aim at understanding the causes behind the underrepresentation of women among the highest positions. Three potential explanations are tested: gender discrimination, self-selection of women into competition, and poorer performance of women in contests conditional on applying for promotion. A rich database including information on candidates, those eligible to be candidates and the results of competitive examinations is used. They find that women have a lower probability to be candidates. It remains to understand why women tend to participate less than men in contests.

Keywords: Economie; quantitative (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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Published in Regards croisés sur l'économie, Association Regards Croisés sur l'Économie, 2014, 15 (2), pp.158--165. 〈10.3917/rce.015.0158〉

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DOI: 10.3917/rce.015.0158

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