Understanding the Conditions of Bias: Essays on Gender Differences in Evaluation Outcomes Across Three Empirical Contexts - Dissertation Executive Summary

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Mabel Abraham

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Date Written: June 1, 2015

Abstract

Whereas existing research has importantly documented that gender differences in evaluation outcomes exist, this dissertation shifts the focus to uncovering the conditions under which this is the case as well as the underlying mechanisms driving these observed gender differences. Specifically, the three papers in this dissertation contribute to our understanding of the evaluative mechanisms perpetuating gender inequality by answering the following overarching research question: Under what conditions and how do evaluation processes lead to different outcomes for comparable men and women, particularly when more relevant indicators of quality are available to evaluators?

Keywords: Gender inequality, Gender, Management, Entrepreneurship, Social Networks, Evaluations, Wages

Suggested Citation

Abraham, Mabel, Understanding the Conditions of Bias: Essays on Gender Differences in Evaluation Outcomes Across Three Empirical Contexts - Dissertation Executive Summary (June 1, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2802884 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2802884

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