Date of Award

5-2015

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Accounting

First Advisor

Raymond K. Van Ness

Second Advisor

Mark E. Hughes

Abstract

The following is intended to be a theoretical commentary on the issue of gender discrimination against women in the modern professional workforce. The content is designed to discuss the issue at hand and explain its pertinence within modern society. The relevant discussion will suggest that there seems to be a sufficient quantity of anecdotal evidence in order to suggest that this issue may have penetrated the accounting profession. This raises the concern that women may be experiencing discrimination within the accounting profession, in terms of leadership roles, monetary earnings, and employer-provided benefits. Ultimately, this discussion will raise questions to be further investigated by empirical researchers in the future, and will identify three domains to assess discrimination against women, which include benefits, promotions, and compensation.

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Accounting Commons

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