Awards and the Gender Gap in Knowledge Contributions in STEM
AbstractOrganizations miss out if their smartest members do not bring their ideas to the table. Gallus and Heikensten (2019) establish that gender differences play an important role for female participation in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). Moreover, they show that these differences can be eliminated by providing suitable forms of social recognition via awards. This article focuses on self-stereotyping and explores its role as a mechanism behind the effect of recognition on the gender gap in the tendency to speak up.
CitationGallus, Jana, and Emma Heikensten. 2020. "Awards and the Gender Gap in Knowledge Contributions in STEM." AEA Papers and Proceedings, 110: 241-44. DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20201042
- I23 Higher Education; Research Institutions
- J16 Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
- J44 Professional Labor Markets; Occupational Licensing