Career Implications of Having a Female-Friendly Supervisor

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Dora Gicheva, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The authors study how variations in supervisors’ attitudes toward working with females generate gender differences in workers’ observed career outcomes. The employment records of athletic directors and head coaches in a set of NCAA Division I programs provide longitudinal matched employer–worker data. Supervisors are observed at multiple establishments, which allows the authors to construct a measure of revealed type and to examine its role for the performance and turnover of lower-level employees. The authors observe that the careers of male and female workers progress differently depending on supervisor type in a way that is consistent with a type-based mentoring model. The results suggest that more focus should be placed on managerial attitudes revealed through actions in addition to observable attributes such as gender.

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ILR Review, 71(2), 426-457
Language: English
Date: 2018
labor transitions, linked employer–employee data, gender, wage determination model, labor productivity

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