Gender Gap in Tenure & Promotion: Evidence from the Economics Ph.D. Class of 2008
10 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2016 Last revised: 18 Feb 2017
Date Written: February 14, 2017
This study examines early career outcomes (i.e., tenure and promotion) of the Economics Ph.D. class of 2008. We find that relative to males in the same cohort, female economists are less likely (by about 14%) to have received tenure and promotion eight years post-graduation. The gender gap becomes more pronounced (of 26%) among individuals of foreign origins working in the U.S. In addition, we find a similar gender bias regarding whether an individual remains in academia since the initial job placement in 2008. Our paper contributes to the literature by examining a new and growing dimension of the labor market for economics Ph.D.'s, i.e., women and internationals.
Keywords: Economics of gender, Labor market outcomes, Tenure and promotion
JEL Classification: J16, J44, A23, I23
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