MDX Lunchtime Seminars. December 17, 2013

28.11.2013
MDX Lunchtime Seminars. December 17, 2013

<p>We analyze the dynamics of gender bias in the selection of candidates for a committee or position and obtain the conditions for a glass ceiling effect. The model can be applied to biases of different nature (ethnic, race, minorities,…). The composition of a committee that is renewed over time is modelled as a Markov process under several scenarios. The glass ceiling effect is affected by the interaction between gender bias and optimal participation decisions, the effect of incumbency advantage and the degree of competition for a given position. We show how these features interact with gender bias to produce a considerable degree of inequality at the upper levels of management, giving rise to a glass ceiling effect which appears even under no differences between the behavior or abilities of male and female.</p>

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