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Can Mentoring Help Female Assistant Professors? Interim Results from a Randomized Trial

Janet M. Currie, Rachel T.A. Croson and Donna K. Ginther

in Gender, Inequality, and Wages

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199665853
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745805 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665853.003.0012

Series: IZA Prize in Labor Economics

Can Mentoring Help Female Assistant Professors? Interim Results from a Randomized Trial

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The American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) has established the CSWEP Mentoring Program (CeMENT) which is aimed at assisting female junior faculty in preparing themselves for the tenure hurdle. Based on a randomized trial, this chapter shows that CeMENT significantly increased publication rates and successful grant applications of program participants. While it is too early to tell what the eventual effect on tenure will be, the results suggest that this program may be a useful way to help women advance in the economics profession.

Keywords: gender inequality; career opportunities; academic labor markets; academic women

Chapter.  2757 words. 

Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

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