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Violence Against Women at Work

Wednesday 5 October 2022, 1.00PM to 2.00pm

Speaker(s): Abigail Adams-Prassl (Oxford)

Host: Jack Britton

Abstract: 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 labor 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 dierently: fire perpetrators.

Joint with: Kristiina Huttunen, Emily Nix and Ning Zhang

Location: A/D271 (above Alcuin Porters)

Admission: Staff and PhD Students