Quantitative and empirical demonstration of the Matthew effect in a study of career longevity.

@article{Petersen2011QuantitativeAE,
  title={Quantitative and empirical demonstration of the Matthew effect in a study of career longevity.},
  author={Alexander Michael Petersen and Woo-Sung Jung and Jae-Suk Yang and H Eugene Stanley},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2011},
  volume={108 1},
  pages={18-23}
}
The Matthew effect refers to the adage written some two-thousand years ago in the Gospel of St. Matthew: "For to all those who have, more will be given." Even two millennia later, this idiom is used by sociologists to qualitatively describe the dynamics of individual progress and the interplay between status and reward. Quantitative studies of professional careers are traditionally limited by the difficulty in measuring progress and the lack of data on individual careers. However, in some… CONTINUE READING
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