Professional gender gaps across US cities

Karri Haranko, Emilio Zagheni, Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber

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Abstract

Gender imbalances in work environments have been a longstanding concern. Identifying the existence of such imbalances is key to designing policies to help overcome them. In this work, we study gender trends in employment across various dimensions in the United States. This is done by analyzing anonymous, aggregate statistics that were extracted from LinkedIn's advertising platform. The data contain the number of male and female LinkedIn users with respect to (i) location, (ii) age, (iii) industry and (iv) certain skills. We studied which of these categories correlate the most with high relative male or female presence on LinkedIn. In addition to examining the summary statistics of the LinkedIn data, we model the gender balance as a function of the different employee features using linear regression. Our results suggest that the gender gap, as measured using LinkedIn data, varies across all feature types, but the differences are most profound among industries and skills. A high correlation between gender ratios of people in our LinkedIn data set, and data provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, serves as external validation for our results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2018
PublisherAAAI press
Pages604-607
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781577357988
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2018 - Palo Alto, United States
Duration: 25 Jun 201828 Jun 2018

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Other12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPalo Alto
Period25/6/1828/6/18

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Statistics
Personnel
Linear regression
Marketing
Industry

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  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Haranko, K., Zagheni, E., Garimella, K., & Weber, I. (2018). Professional gender gaps across US cities. In 12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2018 (pp. 604-607). AAAI press.

Professional gender gaps across US cities. / Haranko, Karri; Zagheni, Emilio; Garimella, Kiran; Weber, Ingmar.

12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2018. AAAI press, 2018. p. 604-607.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Haranko, K, Zagheni, E, Garimella, K & Weber, I 2018, Professional gender gaps across US cities. in 12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2018. AAAI press, pp. 604-607, 12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2018, Palo Alto, United States, 25/6/18.
Haranko K, Zagheni E, Garimella K, Weber I. Professional gender gaps across US cities. In 12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2018. AAAI press. 2018. p. 604-607
Haranko, Karri ; Zagheni, Emilio ; Garimella, Kiran ; Weber, Ingmar. / Professional gender gaps across US cities. 12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2018. AAAI press, 2018. pp. 604-607
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