Gender and Job Performance: Evidence from Wall Street

Posted: 20 Dec 2009

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T. Clifton Green

Emory University - Department of Finance

Narasimhan Jegadeesh

Emory University - Department of Finance

Yue Tang

University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate

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Date Written: December 15, 2009

Abstract

This study concerns the relationship between gender and job performance among brokerage firm equity analysts. Women’s representation in analyst positions dropped from 16 percent in 1995 to 14 percent in 2005. The study found significant gender-based differences in performance on various dimensions. For example, women cover roughly 9 stocks, on average, as compared with 10 for men, and women’s earnings estimates tend to be less accurate than men’s estimates. But the study also found that women are significantly more likely than men to be designated as All-Stars, which indicates that they outperform men in other aspects of job performance.

Keywords: Firm Management, Managing, Motivating, and Compensating Investment Professionals, Performance Measurement and Evaluation, Performance Measurement, Equity Investments

Suggested Citation

Green, T. Clifton and Jegadeesh, Narasimhan and Tang, Yue, Gender and Job Performance: Evidence from Wall Street (December 15, 2009). Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 65, No. 6, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1523739

T. Clifton Green (Contact Author)

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Narasimhan Jegadeesh

Emory University - Department of Finance ( email )

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Yue Tang

University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate ( email )

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