The Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften: EventsThursday, 10 June 2021, 11:00
Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften, Am Wingertsberg 4, 61348 Bad Homburg
Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften of Goethe University
Guido Friebel (Goethe Fellow)
»Knowledge Teams, Careers, and Gender«
The main reason for a gender wage gap in high-skilled work is a gap in promotions. We use rich data on personnel records, work assignments, and performance from a financial institution to uncover the mechanisms that lead to promotion gaps in knowledge work. Bankers are highly educated; at entry in the internal labor market, more than 50% are women. We find a substantial promotion gap for women, which emerges early in their careers. Bankers work in multiple project teams concurrently and take on team leadership roles occasionally. Analyzing over 10,000 investment projects, we find that assignments to the job of team leader, which provide visibility to the upper echelons of the organization, are crucial for careers. Assignments to these jobs are carried out by supervisors and favors men.
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