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posted on 24.03.2021, 23:12 by Yu-Wei ChuYu-Wei Chu, S Linz
Do non-cognitive traits contribute to the gender gap in supervisory status and promotion? We use a large employer-employee matched dataset collected from six former socialist countries to assess the link between non-cognitive traits and upward mobility. Controlling for workplace heterogeneity, we find that gender differences in locus of control, the preference for challenge versus affiliation, and adherence to work ethic together can explain about 7–18% of the gender gap in supervisory status and promotion. Overall, non-cognitive traits provide an important, though modest, explanation for the gender gap in upward mobility. The version of record is available at https://doi.org/10.1108/ijm-12-2015-0220. The full citation is as follows: Chu, Y.-W.L., and Linz, S. (2017). Gender gap in upward mobility: what is the role of non-cognitive traits? International Journal of Manpower 38, 835–853.

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Chu, Y. & Linz, S. (2017). Gender Gap in Upward Mobility: What is the Role of Non-cognitive Traits? International Journal of Manpower, 38(6), 835-853. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijm-12-2015-0220

Journal title

International Journal of Manpower

Volume

38

Issue

6

Publication date

01/01/2017

Pagination

835-853

Publisher

Emerald

Publication status

Accepted

Contribution type

Article

ISSN

0143-7720

eISSN

1758-6577

Language

en