The Glass Ceiling Effect: Women’s Career Advancement in Puerto Rico

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The Glass Ceiling Effect: Women’s Career Advancement in Puerto Rico

Ángela Ramos Pérez

May 7, 2008

2 Index Chapter One .....................................................................................................................................3 Introduction..................................................................................................................................3 Purpose for the Study...............................................................................................................3 Limitation ................................................................................................................................6 Chapter Two
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Women have been a part of the working world for hundreds of years but only very recently has the world of work truly changed for women (Higginbotham & Romero, 1997). Educated, experienced women are well aware of the value they bring to the workplace. According to a 2004 study of 353 Fortune 500 companies by Catalyst (2004) explored the link between the representation of women in top management and a corporation's financial performance. The study revealed on average, those companies that have higher women's representation on their top management teams financially outperformed with a 35% higher return on equity than those companies with lower women's representation companies. Purpose for the Study The persistence of wage differentials between men and women with identical productive characteristics is an

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