Paying the price: how family choices affect career outcomes
Deciding to get married, have children, or care for elderly relatives affects not just wages, but also other career opportunities such as training and promotions.
Women's rise: a work in progress
Recent data show declines in labor force participation for highly educated women, but the causes of these changes are not easy to identify.
Spinning the top: gender, games and macro outcomes
Women may have different norms and preferences than men because we have had different responsibilities. Gender differences may be based to some extent in biology as well as culture. Yet we have attained the power to change both biology and culture, along with the very meaning of femininity. I believe that we have changed that meaning, for the most part, in positive ways. But I also believe that we have entered a Prisoner?s Dilemma game in which we are offered a choice between adopting traditionally masculine priorities and being denied access ?to the top.? If we focus too narrowly on the ...
Reaching the top: challenges and opportunities for women leaders
This special edition of the Regional Review is based on presentations made at Reaching the Top: Challenges and Opportunities for Women Leaders, a conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on March 3, 2004.
Changing the face of consulting: the women's initiative at Deloitte
Deloitte & Touche was hiring the best and brightest men and women, and proportionately losing 80 percent of the women before they reached partner level.
Women as members of work organizations
Work organizations vary in the challenges and opportunities they provide for female and minority employees. This variation along with basic research has made it possible for social scientists to increasingly understand what kinds of employment practices are good and bad for equal opportunity at work.
Improving opportunities for women
One solution is to encourage young women to take on leadership roles in all areas of endeavor, so they can learn to fail, pick themselves up, dust off their egos, and try again.
Women as labor force participants: effects of family and organizational structure
Once the very structure of work itself can be questioned, we can address the issue of how to make work more family-friendly and thus build a structure for life courses that allows more people to balance their home and work lives.
Work & leadership: tests of manhood
The gender composition of the workforce has changed over the last several decades, but the demands of both careers and motherhood remain the same.
Reaching the top: challenges and opportunities: women leaders
Women have made impressive strides in the business and professional world. They hold half of all jobs in managerial and professional specialty occupations. Eight Fortune 500 companies have female CEOs. Women are also increasingly visible in leadership positions across the public, private, and professional sectors. ; On the other hand, only 10 percent of Fortune 500 companies have filled a quarter or more of their senior executive positions with women, and roughly 20 percent have no women executives at all. Meanwhile, anecdotes are accumulating that talented women are curtailing their labor ...