Diversity in Tastes, Values, and Preferences: Comment on Jonung and StÃ¥hlberg
AbstractThis paper comments on the lead symposium article, â€œReaching the Top?â€”On Gender Balance in the Economics Profession,â€ by Christina Jonung and Ann-Charlotte StÃ¥hlberg. Jonung and StÃ¥hlberg demonstrate that the economics profession recruits few women even in (or especially in) western Europe. This comment presents an alternative explanation, called preference theory, based on womenâ€™s greater propensity to prefer work-life balance, in contrast to menâ€™s greater propensity to prefer work-centred lifestyles. Intellectual ability alone does not predict success in a career. Relevant life goals and motivation matter greatly.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Econ Journal Watch in its journal Econ Journal Watch.
Volume (Year): 5 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
economics; women; gender; gender balance; career advancement;
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