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dc.contributor.authorFietze, Simonen_US
dc.contributor.authorHolst, Elkeen_US
dc.contributor.authorTobsch, Verenaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-18en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-04T13:06:36Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-04T13:06:36Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/29792-
dc.description.abstractThe female share in management positions is quite low in Germany. The higher the hierarchical level, the fewer women there are in such positions. Men have numerous role models to follow whereas women lack this opportunity: In the executive boards of the top 200 private companies in Germany, only 2.5 percent of members are female. Many studies have focused on the influence of human capital and other objective factors on career opportunities. In our study, we go a step further by also looking at the impact of self-reported personality traits on gender differences in career chances. We compare managers and other white-collar employees in Germany's private sector. While bivariate results based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) in 2005 show that there are significant gender differences in personality traits, multivariate estimations clearly indicate that these differences cannot account for gender differences in career opportunities. Nevertheless, personality traits might indeed play a role, albeit more indirectly: Some of the stronger career effects, such as work experience, long working hours, and labour market segregation, can also reflect differences in personality traits. These might have been influenced at an early stage by a gender-biased environment. Our results strongly stress the need for a gender-neutral environment outside and inside companies in order to enforce equal career opportunities for women and men.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion papers // German Institute for Economic Research 955en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelM12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPersonalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordgenderen_US
dc.subject.keywordcareeren_US
dc.subject.keywordleadershipen_US
dc.subject.stwWeibliche Führungskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwPersönlichkeitspsychologieen_US
dc.subject.stwKarriereplanungen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titlePersonality and career: she's got what it takesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn615360793en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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