Friday, May 13, 2022

The No Club, by Babcock, Peyser, Vesterlund and Weingart

 I had the pleasure of hearing Lisa Vesterlund talk about her new book, The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work, by Linda Babcock, Brenda Peyser, Lise Vesterlund, and Laurie Weingart.

One nice market design suggestion comes from the (well documented) observation that it's disproportionately women who volunteer for 'non-promotable' tasks, such as note-taking at meetings, and writing up the minutes afterwards. These are tasks that anyone can do pretty well, so the suggestion is that they should be assigned by lottery, rather than by seeing who volunteers...

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