Early Career Outcomes: Does Gender Make a Difference?


Now published:

Nan S. Langowitz, I. Elaine Allen, Mary Godwyn, (2013) "Early-career outcomes and gender: can educational interventions make a difference?", Gender in Management: An International Journal, Vol. 28 Iss: 2, pp.111 - 134

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17542411311303248

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Extant literature points to varying career progress, wages, self-perceptions, and self-efficacy, among other career outcomes and attitudes, in populations of women and men. A range of explanations has been offered, including the impact of the persistence of gender stereotypes, creating differences in career aspirations and expected outcomes, negotiation for pay and bonuses, ability to be considered for and gain promotion, inter alia. This research examines career outcomes of undergraduates from the years 2003-2007. A priori, given similar educational training and expectations for managerial careers, we should expect to find similar progress for graduates regardless of gender. Based on survey data collected in 2009, this project examines potential differences and looks for insight as to the impact of gender, as well as gender-based educational interventions.

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