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Gender gap: not just a matter of quotas

Author: M. Ceron e A. Zarra

Date: 14 April 2015

Type: Other

Topic: Human Capital

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A common metaphor used to describe gender gaps is that of a “glass ceiling” preventing women from reaching the top of the ladder. However that can be a misleading image to portray a the career path of women, often filled with obstacles at all levels. What are the causes of this phenomenon and what the solution which level the playing field? What are the latest progresses in this domain? Important questions related to a challenge – gender parity – we cannot afford to fail, as it is crucial for the whole society which cannot forgo the full contribution of women.


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