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dc.contributor.authorKurtulus, Fidan Anaen_US
dc.contributor.authorTomaskovic-Devey, Donalden_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-25T07:18:55Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-25T07:18:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/64209-
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this study is to examine whether women in the highest levels of management ranks of firms help reduce barriers to advancement in the workplace faced by women. Using a panel of over 20,000 private-sector firms across all industries and states during 1990-2003 from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, we explore the influence of women in top management on subsequent female representation in lowerlevel managerial positions in U.S. firms. Our key findings show that an increase in the share of female top managers is associated with subsequent increases in the share of women in mid-level management positions within firms, and this result is robust to controlling for firm size, workforce composition, federal contractor status, firm fixed effects, year fixed effects and industry-specific trends. The influence of women in top management positions is stronger among federal contractors, in firms with larger female labor forces, and for white women. We also find that the positive influence of women in top leadership positions on managerial gender diversity diminishes over time, suggesting that women at the top play a positive but transitory role in women's career advancement.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv. of Massachusetts, Dep. of Economics Amherst, Mass.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Paper, University of Massachusetts, Department of Economics 2011-14en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelJ21en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ44en_US
dc.subject.jelJ62en_US
dc.subject.jelJ71en_US
dc.subject.jelJ78en_US
dc.subject.jelJ82en_US
dc.subject.jelM51en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordWomen Managersen_US
dc.subject.keywordGender Diversityen_US
dc.subject.keywordDiscriminationen_US
dc.subject.keywordMentoringen_US
dc.subject.keywordPromotionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordHiring and Retentionen_US
dc.subject.stwWeibliche Führungskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwWeibliche Arbeitskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwErwerbsverlaufen_US
dc.subject.stwMittleres Managementen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleDo women top managers help women advance? A panel study using EEO-1 recordsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn668009411en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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