Workshop: The consequences of #MeToo on Inappropriate Behaviour in the Workplace Thursday Workshop
Speaker: Aspasia Bizopoulou (DERS, Research visitor)
Abstract: #MeToo movement brought about an international reckoning regarding the incidence of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour. We evaluate the impact of the movement on employees in Finland using annual survey data on inappropriate behaviour on a panel of government offices. We document that prior to \#MeToo women are 8pp more likely than men to both observe and experience general inappropriate behaviour. Using a diff-in-diff strategy we show that the female-biased gender gap in experiencing workplace harassment decreases by 3.5pp after \#MeToo. We also show that \#MeToo did not impact the extent to which women observe inappropriate behaviour relative to men.