Date of this Version

5-11-2012

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Conference Paper

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Windsor, C. (2012). The effect of gender and parental role on auditor's profesional career advancement in a gender egalitarian context: Danish evidence. Paper presented at the European Accounting Association 35th Annual Congress, 9-11 May, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Abstract

Gender equality in the workplace is vital to ensure fair access to social, economic and political influence associated with career advancement. International labour 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 of this research suggest that gender and parental status do matter for promotion in international audit firms that appear to be still male dominated and impervious to contextual gender egalitarianism.

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