Gender difference in competition preference and work duration in the IT Industry: Linkedin evidence
Using the career histories from LinkedIn data, this paper investigates whether the gender difference in work duration is related to gender difference in preference for competition. We estimate a difference-in-difference model by using an exogeneous shock caused by the removing of "rank and yank" performance appraisal system in the US publicly listed firms, which clearly reduces the level of competition within an organization. We find that women have shorter work duration in the IT industry, a highly stressed industry. While, the removing of "rank and yank" system increases women's work duration in the industry. This finding shows that the difference in preference for competition account for a significant share of the gender gap in work duration.
National Natural Science Foundation of China;National Natural Science Foundation of China;
|Document Type||Conference paper|
|Department||Department of Finance|
1.Department of Finance,Southern University of Science and Technology,Shenzhen,Xueyuan Rd No. 1088,518055,China
2.School of Business Administration,South China University of Technology,Guangzhou,Wushan Road No. 381,510640,China
|First Author Affilication||Department of Finance|
|First Author's First Affilication||Department of Finance|
Yan，Shuo,Ge，Chunmian. Gender difference in competition preference and work duration in the IT Industry: Linkedin evidence[C],2016.
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