Invisible barriers to the top for female economists

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In many countries, the academic position of female economists is a very disadvantaged one – and to a far greater degree than is the case in the other social sciences. There seems to be no conclusive answer to the question why this is so, nor is it clear to what extent this also applies to the Netherlands. Is it because of their views on economic matters, because of their values, or has it to do with workplace practices? The publish-or-perish culture affects women far more than men.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to) 11-15
Number of pages6
JournalEconomisch Statistische Berichten
Issue number4767S
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018


  • economists
  • gender differences
  • values
  • work pressure


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