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Gender Equality and Positive Action: Evidence from UK Universities

Gamage, DK; Sevilla, A; (2019) Gender Equality and Positive Action: Evidence from UK Universities. In: AEA Papers and Proceedings. (pp. pp. 105-109). American Economic Association Green open access

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Abstract

This paper examines the impact of the Athena Scientific Women's Academic Network (SWAN) Charter on the wages and employment trajectories of female faculty. The Athena SWAN Charter is a gender equality initiative that formally recognizes good practice towards the representation and career progression of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) through an accreditation process. We find that the gender wage gap closes after Athena SWAN accreditation. However, female faculty at the non-professorial level are not more likely to be promoted to professor after accreditation, or to move to an Athena SWAN accredited university. Taken together these results suggest that the higher wage growth experienced by female non-professorial faculty after Athena SWAN accreditation is likely to come from pay rises within a particular rank.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Gender Equality and Positive Action: Evidence from UK Universities
Event: 131st Annual Meeting of the American-Economic-Association (AEA)
Location: Atlanta, GA
Dates: 04 January 2019 - 06 January 2019
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20191096
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1257/pandp.20191096
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Social Research Institute
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > UCL School of Management
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10114238
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