Gender differences in risk-taking behavior likely depress the upward mobility of women and are a contributing factor to the dearth of women in top positions. In this era of falling formal barriers and women’s educational gains, gender differences in risk-taking behavior are likely of increasing importance for understanding the inequalities in hierarchies in U.S. society.
I would like to thank Kjerstin Gruys, Will Kalkhoff, Christin Munsch, Karen Powroznik, Cecilia Ridgeway, the anonymous reviewers, and the editors for their insightful comments and helpful feedback. I would also like to thank Jonathan Overton and Brennan Miller for their thorough work as research assistants.
Fisk, S. (2016), "Gender Stereotypes, Risk-Taking, and Gendered Mobility", Advances in Group Processes (Advances in Group Processes, Vol. 33), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 179-210. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0882-614520160000033007Download as .RIS
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