Chipping Away at the Glass Ceiling: Gender Spillovers in Corporate Leadership

@article{Matsa2011ChippingAA,
  title={Chipping Away at the Glass Ceiling: Gender Spillovers in Corporate Leadership},
  author={David A. Matsa and Amalia R. Miller},
  journal={Demographics},
  year={2011}
}
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