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dc.contributor.authorTolbert, Pamela S.
dc.contributor.authorSimons, Tal
dc.contributor.authorAndrews, Alice
dc.contributor.authorRhee, Jaehoon
dc.description.abstractUsing data collected from a sample of 50 academic departments over the years 1977-88, the authors test several hypotheses about the effects of departmental gender composition on faculty turnover. They find that as the proportion of women in a department grew, turnover among women also increased, confirming the prediction that increases in the relative size of a minority will result in increased intergroup competition and conflict. The evidence also suggests, however, that when the proportion of female faculty reached a threshold of about 35-40%, turnover among women began to decline. The proportion of women had a negligible or negative impact on turnover among male faculty. The authors discuss the implications of this research for the implementation of affirmative action policies.
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dc.subjectaffirmative action
dc.titleThe Effects of Gender Composition in Academic Departments on Faculty Turnover
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local.authorAffiliationTolbert, Pamela S.: Cornell University
local.authorAffiliationSimons, Tal: Hebrew University
local.authorAffiliationAndrews, Alice: Cornell University
local.authorAffiliationRhee, Jaehoon: Cornell University

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