Good Read | Gender dynamics, competitive job listings and applicant decisions: A natural field experiment
How to increase the number of women in the corporate ranks and create more equitable workplaces has become a much-discussed policy question. Some countries have introduced quotas for women on corporate boards to establish a more equitable gender distribution at the top of corporations. The hope was that such quotas would create a trickle-down effect that would benefit the corporations as well as women on all steps of the corporate ladder. A recent empirical assessment of quota policies in Norway shows mixed results, however, with no evidence of a trickle-down effect.