Discrimination, Binomials and Glass Ceiling Effects

  • María Paz EspinosaEmail author
  • Eva FerreiraEmail author
  • Winfried Stute
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 175)


We discuss dynamic models designed to describe the evolution of gender gaps deriving from the nature of the social decision processes. In particular, we study the committee choice function that maps a present committee composition to its future composition. The properties of this function and the decision mechanisms will determine the characteristics of the stochastic process that drives the dynamics over time and the long run equilibrium. We also discuss how to estimate the committee choice function parametrically and nonparametrically using conditional maximum likelihood.


Conditional nonparametric estimation Gender gap dynamics 



Financial support from ME (ECO2012-35820, ECO2011-29268 and ECO2014-51914-P), the Basque Government (DEUI, IT-313-07) and UPV/EHU (UFI 11/46 BETS) is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Fundamentos del Análisis Económico II, BRiDGE, BETSUniversity of the Basque CountryBilbaoSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Economía Aplicada III & BETSUniversity of the Basque CountryBilbaoSpain
  3. 3.Mathematical Institute, University of GiessenGiessenGermany

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