Two to tango? Gender differences in the decisions to publish and coauthor

John M. McDowell, Larry D. Singell, Mark Stater

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Abstract

The existence of old boy networks has long been postulated as a possible explanation for the presence of gender differences in market outcomes but with little empirical support because of the difficulty of measuring network access. This article exploits the unique attributes of academic labor markets and detailed data on individuals and jobs for PhD economists over nearly four decades. The results suggest that networks impact the joint decision to publish and coauthor, that these network effects differ by gender, and that gender differences in network access change over time as women become more well represented in a profession.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-168
Number of pages16
JournalEconomic Inquiry
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2006

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Two to tango? Gender differences in the decisions to publish and coauthor. / McDowell, John M.; Singell, Larry D.; Stater, Mark.

In: Economic Inquiry, Vol. 44, No. 1, 01.2006, p. 153-168.

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McDowell, John M. ; Singell, Larry D. ; Stater, Mark. / Two to tango? Gender differences in the decisions to publish and coauthor. In: Economic Inquiry. 2006 ; Vol. 44, No. 1. pp. 153-168.
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