Bridging the Gap: Gender, Work-Family Practices And Productivity

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Dokumentart: PhDThesis
Date: 2016-02
Source: Kapitel 2 (S.6-29) ist erschienen als Joecks, Jasmin; Kerstin Pull; Karin Vetter(2013): Gender diversity in the boardroom: What exactly constitutes a critical mass? Journal of Business Ethics 118(2013)1: 61-72. Kapitel 5 (S.69-86) ist erschienen als "Joecks, Jasmin; Kerstin Pull; Uschi Backes-Gellner (2014): Childbearing and (Female) Research Productivity – A Personnel Economics Perspective on the Leaky Pipeline. Journal of Business Economics 84(2014)4: 517-530."
Language: English
Faculty: 6 Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
6 Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Department: Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Advisor: Pull, Kerstin (Prof. Dr.)
Day of Oral Examination: 2016-12-15
DDC Classifikation: 000 - Computer science, information and general works
330 - Economics
650 - Management and auxiliary services
Keywords: Frau , Familie , Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf , Berufstätigkeit
Other Keywords:
Work-family practices
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In spite of women making up increasing parts of the workforce, we are still far from gender equality when it comes to higher ranked positions. Work-family practices might help to bridge this gap. The doctoral thesis contains four essays in the context of gender, work family practices and productivity. In a first essay, the relation between the share of women serving on the supervisory board and firm performance is analyzed. The second essay studies whether firms that are characterized by a family-friendly culture are more likely to have women serving on their boards. The third essay studies a) potential institutional effects (country and industry) in the provision of work-family practices and b) the relation between the provision of work-family practices and extraordinary turnover. The fourth essay analyzes the role of parenthood for the publication productivity of researchers.

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