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Do We Need a Legal Quota for Women?

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  • Stefan Bauernschuster
  • Anita Fichtl
  • Anita Dietrich

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The issue of a legal minimum quota for women in leadership positions in private business is politically and socially controversial in Germany. This article analyses the topic more closely and estimates the current share of women in such positions and further measures that may reduce inequality between men and women in the labour market.

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  • Stefan Bauernschuster & Anita Fichtl & Anita Dietrich, 2013. "Do We Need a Legal Quota for Women?," ifo Schnelldienst, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 66(02), pages 39-48, January.
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    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J70 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - General
    • M50 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - General

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