The Effect Of Gender And Parental Role On Auditors’ Professional Career Advancement

Bidragets oversatte titel: Har Status som forældre effekt på revisorernes karriere i et ligestillingssamfund Danske data

Carolyn Windsor, Bent Warming-Rasmussen

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Gender equality in the workplace is vital to ensure fair access to social, economic and political influence associated with career advancement. International labor studies show women are still concentrated in lower level management positions. The auditing profession is no different with few women attaining partner level. This research investigates whether parental role and gender affects career advancement of professional auditors employed by transnational audit firms in Denmark where institutional family policies encourage gender egalitarianism. A three-way analysis of covariance examines the dependent variable of management at four levels including partner to non-management employee, plus the independent factors of gender, parental status and the number of years working in audit. Current findings demonstrate that a mothers’ advancement contrasts with the fathers’ advancement to partner level, with nearly nine times more fathers at partner level than mothers. Results demonstrate that gender and parental status do matter for promotion in our sample of Danish auditors employed by the international audit firms that appear impervious to contextual gender egalitarianism. Moreover the Danish professional body attracts few women, hence further research is needed to find out why Danish women choose not enter the auditing profession.

Bidragets oversatte titelHar Status som forældre effekt på revisorernes karriere i et ligestillingssamfund Danske data
TitelProgramme and Collected Abstracts : European Accounting Association, 35th Annual Congress, 9-11 May 2012, Ljubljana, Slovenia
RedaktørerAljoša Valentinčič, Sergeja Slapničar, Monika Lapanja, Tina Drolc, Jana Pucelj, Jernej Koren
ForlagUniversity of Ljubljana
Publikationsdato9. maj 2012
ISBN (Elektronisk)9789612402334
StatusUdgivet - 9. maj 2012
Begivenhed35th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association - Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenien
Varighed: 9. maj 201211. maj 2012


Konference35th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association
LokationFaculty of Economics in Ljubljana