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Hierarchical organizations and glass ceiling effects. (English) Zbl 1383.62238
Ferger, Dietmar (ed.) et al., From statistics to mathematical finance. Festschrift in honour of Winfried Stute. Cham: Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-50985-3/hbk; 978-3-319-50986-0/ebook). 429-440 (2017).
Summary: We explore the effect of bias on glass ceiling effects in hierarchical organizations and show that the latter do not necessarily come from greater discrimination at the top levels of the hierarchy but from the dynamics of the selection process, the shape of the hierarchical organization and the distribution of abilities. These results are consistent with the existing empirical evidence, which has found glass ceiling effects in some contexts but not in others.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1383.62010].
MSC:
62P05 Applications of statistics to actuarial sciences and financial mathematics
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