It's a Man's Job: Income and the Gender Gap in Industrial Research

@article{Hoisl2017ItsAM,
  title={It's a Man's Job: Income and the Gender Gap in Industrial Research},
  author={Karin Hoisl and Myriam Mariani},
  journal={Management Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={63},
  pages={766-790}
}
This study examines differences in income and job performance between women and men in creative, highly skilled jobs tasked with achieving technological inventions. By building on data pertaining to 9,692 inventors from 23 countries, this study shows that female inventors represent only 4.2% of total inventors, and they earn about 14% less than their male peers. The gap persists even when controlling for sources of heterogeneity, the selection of inventors into types of jobs and tasks, and… CONTINUE READING

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