Gender Differences Within Academia: A case study on the probability of promotion
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Title: Gender Differences Within Academia – A case study on the probability of promotion
Institution: School of Business and Economics
University: Linnæus University
Aim: The aim of this thesis is to investigate whether there are differences between men and women in the probability of receiving a promotion and if this is caused by statistical discrimination. Further discussing if quotas are a solution to this bias.
Method: This thesis will attempt to answer the research questions using primary data and testing this in a Linear Probability Model. It will also relate to previous research comparing the outcome to it with support from existing theory.
Conclusion: The four regressions used in the Linear Probability Model, show that there exists differences in the probability of receiving a promotion between men and women. The results both infirm and confirm previous studies, but it is not possible from the research to distinguish if statistical discrimination is the underlying reason, though it might be an explanation to why there are differences. Quotas might be one answer to solve this bias, but further research is necessary.
Keywords: Gender, differences, quotas, probability, promotion, Academia
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 19 p.
Gender, differences, quotas, probability, promotion, Academia
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20596OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-20596DiVA: diva2:538384
Subject / course
Business Administration and Economics Programme, 240 credits
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Månsson, Jonas, Docent
Anxo, Dominique, Professor