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Managerial promotion: The effects of socialization, specialization, and gender

  • Kathy Cannings
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    Analyzing responses to a questionnaire sent in 1983 to managers in a large Canadian corporation, the author finds that women, who comprised 256 of the 692 managers in the sample and whose average earnings were 87% of the men's, were only 80% as likely as their male colleagues to be promoted in any given year of their careers with the firm. Although career-relevant factors such as childhood socialization, formal education, and firm-specific productivity had a significant impact on the probability of promotion, the influence of gender on a manager's chances of promotion is found to be sizeable even when those variables are held constant. (Abstract courtesy JSTOR.)

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    Article provided by ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School in its journal ILR Review.

    Volume (Year): 42 (1988)
    Issue (Month): 1 (October)
    Pages: 77-88

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    Handle: RePEc:ilr:articl:v:42:y:1988:i:1:p:77-88
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