For everyone who served on a committee that had to write a report

Bottom line? I express as gender female at the university.

Gender Differences in Accepting and Receiving Requests for Tasks with Low Promotability Linda Babcock, Maria P. Recalde, Lise Vesterlund and Laurie Weingart

Gender differences in task allocations may sustain vertical gender segregation in labor markets. We examine the allocation of a task that everyone prefers be completed by someone else (writing a report, serving on a committee, etc.) and find evidence that women, more than men, volunteer, are asked to volunteer, and accept requests to volunteer for such tasks. Beliefs that women, more than men, say yes to tasks with low promotability appear as an important driver of these differences. If women hold tasks that are less promotable than those held by men, then women will progress more slowly in organizations.

Source: [AEA] eTOC for American Economic Review Vol. 107, Issue 3 — March 2017 – mkevane@scu.edu – Santa Clara University Mail

About mkevane

Economist at Santa Clara University and Director of Friends of African Village Libraries.
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