Gender differences in financial risk aversion andcareer choices are affected by testosterone

Women are generally more risk averse than men. We investigated whether between- and within-gender variation in financial risk aversion was accounted for by variation in salivary concentrations of testosterone and in markers of prenatal testosterone exposure in a sample of > 500 MBA students. Higher levels of circulating testosterone were associated with lower risk aversion among women, but not among men.

Job Satisfaction and Family Happiness: The Part-time Work Puzzle

Using fixed effects ordered logit estimation, we investigate the relationship between part-time work and working hours satisfaction; job satisfaction; and life satisfaction. We account for interdependence within the family using data on partnered men and women from the British Household Panel Survey. We find that men have the highest hours-of-work satisfaction if they work full-time without overtime hours but neither their job satisfaction nor their life satisfaction are affected by how many hours they work. Life satisfaction is influenced only by whether or not they have a job.

Blogg: ‘Improving ’ gender diversity on boards leads to a decline in corporate performance: the evidence

When asked for the evidence supporting our assertion that ‘improving’ gender diversity in the boardroom (‘GDITB’) leads to declines in corporate performance, we respond:

Blogg: A remarkable statement by a leading proponent of ‘improved’ gender diversity in the boardroom

Regular readers of this blog will need no introduction to two of the leading British proponents of ‘improved’ gender diversity in boardrooms, Professor Susan Vinnicombe and Dr Ruth Sealy, respectively Director and Deputy Director of the Cranfield International Centre for Women Leaders (‘CICWL’). Professor Vinnicombe founded CICWL in 1999, and it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that these indefatigable ladies are leading lights in their movement globally.

CBS: The Gender Pay Gap is a Complete Myth

According to all the media headlines about a new White House report, there's still a big pay gap between men and women in America. The report found that women earn 75 cents for every dollar men make. Sounds pretty conclusive, doesn't it? Well, it's not. It's misleading.

According to highly acclaimed career expert and best-selling author, Marty Nemko, "The data is clear that for the same work men and women are paid roughly the same. The media need to look beyond the claims of feminist organizations."

The Mirror - BBC blasted over 'suicide' of reporter who complained of being sexually harassed and bullied

The Granger report revealed Russell Joslin complained to managers that he was being sexually harassed and bullied by a top female BBC star

Bosses at the BBC conceded its handling of complaints was “not good enough” following an inquiry into the death of a radio presenter believed to have killed himself.

The Granger report published today revealed Russell Joslin complained to managers that he was being sexually harassed and bullied by a top female BBC star.

GP: Hot mot var tredje journalist

Var tredje journalist har hotats. Fyra av fem har fått nedsättande kommentarer under det senaste året.

Det visar en enkätundersökning gjord vid linjen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation (JMG) på Göteborgs Universitet.

Av de journalister som har blivit hotade uppger 41 procent att hotet gäller våld mot den egna personen. Näst vanligast är hot om skadegörelse (19 procent) och därefter hot om sexuellt våld (10 procent).

Sydsvenskan: Facket anmäler Malmö Brandkår

Efter år av bråk och anklagelser om mygel och övergrepp på Malmö Brandkår, anmäler nu facket, Kommunal Skåne sekt 45, politiker och chefer för tjänstefel, förtal och olaga hot. Ordförande Håkan Ask överlämnade på onsdagen en sju sidor lång anklagelseskrift till åklagarmyndigheten.

Motsättningarna på Malmö Brandkår har lett till flera JO-anmälningar och kritik mot ledningen. Facket har inte fått ut begärda handlingar, deras önskemål har ifrågasatts, dokument har ändrats innan facket fick dem och så vidare.

Daily Mail: Woman inspector 'humiliated' by failing riot test wins up to £30k

For 30 years it has been used to test the fitness of officers who police riots and other outbreaks of serious public disorder.

The so-called 'shield run' involves officers covering a distance of 500 metres in less than two minutes, 45 seconds while wearing full riot gear and carrying a shield.

But when Inspector Diane Bamber, 51, failed to meet the time limit, she claimed she had been left humiliated.

Daily Mail: Catfights over handbags and tears in the toilets. When this producer launched a women-only TV company she thought she'd kissed goodbye to conflict...

Over in one corner sat Alice, a strong-minded 27-year-old who always said what she thought, regardless of how much it might hurt someone else. In the other corner was Sarah, a thirtysomething high-flier who would stand up for herself momentarily - then burst into tears and run for the ladies.


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