Violence Against Women at Work
This seminar is hosted by Jack Britton.
Between-colleague conflicts are common. We link every police report in Finland to administrative data to identify assaults between colleagues, and economic outcomes for victims, perpetrators, and firms. We document large, persistent labour market impacts of between-colleague violence on victims and perpetrators. Male perpetrators experience substantially weaker consequences after attacking women compared to men.
Perpetrators’ economic power in male-female violence partly explains this asymmetry. Male-female violence causes a decline in women at the rm. There is no change in within-network hiring, ruling out supply side explanations via "whisper networks". Only male-managed firms lose women. Female managers do one important thing differently - fire perpetrators.
The speaker will be joined by Kristiina Huttunen, Emily Nix and Ning Zhang.