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Yue Qian, University of British Columbia

The Under-utilization of Women’s Talent: Academic Achievement and Future Leadership Positions
When Feb 17, 2020
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where 1101 Morrill Hall
Contact Name
Contact Phone 301-405-6403
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About the Presentation

We use data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 to examine whether women and men who show early achievement during their adolescence—and arguably signs of future leadership potential—have similar or differential pathways to leadership positions. We find that high school GPA is strongly associated with leadership roles for men, but not for women; and that men supervise more people than women at every GPA level. The gender difference in the relationship between GPA and future leadership roles is driven by parents.Our findings highlight the vast under-utilization of women’s talent for organizational leadership. 

About the Speaker

Yue Qian

Yue Qian is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests are in the areas of social demography, family, and gender. She has conducted research on both East Asia and North America. Her research has been published in American Sociological Review, Journal of Marriage and Family, and Social Science & Medicine

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