CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A new Oregon State University study suggests that women executives are more than twice as likely than men to leave their jobs.
The rates were higher for female executives whether they left on their own or involuntarily.
John Becker-Blease, an assistant professor of finance at Oregon State, said the study of data from Standard & Poor’s 1,500 firms did not find any strong patterns of discrimination.
But he noted that women CEOs are still rare. A 2009 report showed only 13 women CEOs among Fortune 500 companies.
The study is featured in October’s issue of Economic Inquiry.