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Sarsons wrote in the paper: "While solo-authored papers send a clear signal about one’s ability, co-authored papers do not provide specific information about each contributor’s skills. I find that women incur a penalty when they co-author that men do not experience."
(Her paper, she added in a footnote, was intentionally single-authored.)
There are more studies — ones that suggest that female economists’ papers take six months longer to get a peer review in a top journal, and that even when women do get tenured faculty jobs in economics, they get paid less. And then, even if a woman makes it to the front of a lecture hall — there might be no men listening to them.
"There was a very interesting and quick bit of number crunching that was done by the Centre for Global Development which has headquarters in both Washington and London," said Cambridge's Bateman.
"When they looked at male attendance at the seminars that they run they found that it fell off quite dramatically whenever gender was mentioned in the in the seminar topic."
Batemen said the fact that there are so few women at the top has meant that many young women can't view themselves in those positions. She said that in the early 2000s the proportion of women studying economics in British universities was around 30 percent. It's down to just 26 percent today.
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