Gender equality in France

Gender equality at work in France

Gender equality at work in France

Gender equality in Academia in France

Gender equality in Academia in France

Women postulate less than men

Women postulate less than men

Equality in economic science academics

Equality in economic science academics

Equality in the CNRS

Equality in the CNRS

Why are there so few women at the top of the academic career ladder? Recent research by Clément Bosquet, Pierre-Philippe Combes, and Cecilia García-Peñalosa using data for academic economists in France shows that only 18% of those in the most senior positions are women, and that this is largely due to them not applying for such positions. This is not just a matter of discrimination: women hurt their own careers by not putting themselves forward for promotion.

By Aurore Basiuk

Aurore Basiuk

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Clément Bosquet

Clément Bosquet

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Cecilia García-Peñalosa

Cecilia García-Peñalosa