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Volume 52, January/February 2017, Number 1 · pp. 34-37


Gender Equality in Decision-Making Positions: The Efficiency Gains

Paola Profeta

Women are under-represented in decision-making positions worldwide. However, gender equality and diversity are recognised to have beneficial effects on organisations, institutions and the overall economy. This article provides evidence that removing the glass ceiling – the invisible barriers which prevent women from reaching upper-level positions – may produce not only more equality but also substantial efficiency gains.


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