Raising the bar: the gender stratification of law-firm capital

@inproceedings{Kay1998RaisingTB,
  title={Raising the bar: the gender stratification of law-firm capital},
  author={Fiona M. Kay and John Hagan},
  year={1998}
}
Controversy surrounds the selection of women and men for partnerships in law firms. Two structural theories explain the greater success of men in achieving partnership. Human capital theory emphasizes investment choices and productivity; gender stratification theory highlights institutional constraints and bias. The authors incorporate Pierre Bourdieu's cultural capital perspective, which emphasizes both tangible structural sources of social capital and less tangible cultural resources and… CONTINUE READING