Women and Leadership

Oxford Handbook on Women and the Economy, eds. Susan L. Averett, Laura M. Argys and Saul D. Hoffman. New York: Oxford University Press. 2018, Forthcoming

24 Pages Posted: 3 May 2017

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Amalia R. Miller

University of Virginia - Department of Economics

Date Written: March 22, 2017

Abstract

Despite decades of progress relative to men in work and schooling, women remain severely under-represented among top corporate and political leaders. This chapter discusses the current status and recent progress of women in leadership positions, with a focus on the realm of corporate leadership. The effects of different public policy interventions aimed at increasing female representation are assessed, with particular attention paid to gender quotas for corporate boards and to the question of spillover benefits from female leaders to other women. The effects of gender quotas in politics are also discussed and compared with those of gender board quotas.

Keywords: women in leadership, female economic progress, occupational segregation, discrimination, gender spillovers, gender quotas, affirmative action, corporate strategy, corporate governance, political leadership

JEL Classification: J16, J71, J78, K31, G34, G38, M51, P16

Suggested Citation

Miller, Amalia R., Women and Leadership (March 22, 2017). Oxford Handbook on Women and the Economy, eds. Susan L. Averett, Laura M. Argys and Saul D. Hoffman. New York: Oxford University Press. 2018, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2961252 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2961252

Amalia R. Miller (Contact Author)

University of Virginia - Department of Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 400182
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4182
United States

HOME PAGE: http://people.virginia.edu/~am5by/

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