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Gender Promotion Differences in Economics Departments in Japan: A Duration Analysis

Ana Maria Takahashi and Shingo Takahashi

No 1429, Discussion Papers from Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University

Abstract: Using a unique data set from our survey of academic economists in Japan, we present the first detailed study of gender promotion gaps in Japanese academia. The length of time from initial appointment to promotion to associate professor is greater for women than men, largely due to women spending more time as lecturer, the lowest academic rank. The gender gaps in promotions from associate professor to full professor are more complex. Childless women are promoted \emph{faster} than childless men. However, since the burden of parenting disproportionately falls on women, this `reverse' gender gap disappears after a first child is born, and women's time to promotion becomes significantly longer than men's if they have a second child.

Pages: 39 pages
Date: 2014-11
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