Socially Gainful Gender Quotas

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dc.contributor.author Stark, Oded
dc.contributor.author Hyll, Walter
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-02T07:44:46Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-02T07:44:46Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.other 404879632 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/52059
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-520596 de_DE
dc.description.abstract We study the impact of gender quotas on the acquisition of human capital. We assume that individuals’ formation of human capital is influenced by the prospect of landing high-pay top positions, and that these positions are regulated by gender-specific quotas. In the absence of quotas, women consider their chances of getting top positions to be lower than men’s. The lure of top positions induces even men of relatively low ability to engage in human capital formation, whereas women of relatively high ability do not expect to get top positions and do not therefore engage in human capital formation. Gender quotas discourage men who are less efficient in forming human capital, and encourage women who are more efficient in forming human capital. We provide a condition under which the net result of the institution of gender quotas is an increase in human capital in the economy as a whole. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.subject.classification Humankapital de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 330 de_DE
dc.subject.other Gender quotas en
dc.subject.other Affirmative action en
dc.subject.other Human capital formation en
dc.title Socially Gainful Gender Quotas en
dc.type Aufsatz de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 6 Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät de_DE
utue.publikation.source University of Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance ; 71 de_DE

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