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THE MARRIAGE ADVANTAGE FOR MEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING ORGANIZATIONS

Diversity in the Work Force

ISBN: 978-0-76230-788-3, eISBN: 978-1-84950-107-1

ISSN: 0277-2833

Publication date: 30 October 2004

Abstract

Past research has found that married men have advantages in the labor market. In this paper we examine the extent to which the advantage of married men is evident in research and development organizations with different characteristics. Specifically, we examine the extent to which each of the following organizational characteristics enhance or limit the advantages that married men enjoy both in access to favorable work experiences on the job and in the evaluation of their performance: the extent of involvement in basic research, the proportion of funding from corporate sources, the extent of external contracting, the tightness of work schedules, and the use cross-functional teams. Using information from managers to measure organizational characteristics, we find that married men are advantaged in all types of R&D organizations.

Citation

Post, C., Farris, G.F. and Cordero, R. (2004), "THE MARRIAGE ADVANTAGE FOR MEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING ORGANIZATIONS", DiTomaso, N. and Post, C. (Ed.) Diversity in the Work Force (Research in the Sociology of Work, Vol. 14), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 247-275. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0277-2833(04)14010-7

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