Gendered Language on the Economics Job Market Rumors Forum
AbstractThis paper examines the existence of an unwelcoming or stereotypical culture using evidence on how women and men are portrayed in anonymous discussions on the Economics Job Market Rumors forum (EJMR). I use a Lasso-Logistic model to measure gendered language in EJMR postings, identifying the words that are most strongly associated with discussions about one gender or the other. I find that the words most predictive of a post about a woman are typically about physical appearance or personal information, whereas those most predictive of a post about a man tend to focus on academic or professional characteristics.
CitationWu, Alice H. 2018. "Gendered Language on the Economics Job Market Rumors Forum." AEA Papers and Proceedings, 108: 175-79. DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20181101
- A11 Role of Economics; Role of Economists; Market for Economists
- D83 Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
- J16 Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
- J44 Professional Labor Markets; Occupational Licensing