A descriptive analysis of gender-based promotion factors in transportation agencies

Behzad Rouhanizadeh, Sharareh Kermanshachi

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Gender-related factors that impact job promotions in engineering fields have not been widely studied. In an attempt to remedy that, a descriptive analysis was performed on the workforce of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) from the years 2011-2017 to determine the gender-related factors, including education, age, and years of service, that make an employee eligible for a promotion. The results indicated that females are elevated to high-level positions less often than males, primarily because of their lower level of education, age, and fewer years in service. The outputs of this study will provide guidance to DOTs as they develop policies that motivate females to become eligible for higher level positions and will assist employers in private and public engineering organizations as they move toward a more diverse working environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTran-SET 2021 - Proceedings of the Tran-SET Conference 2021
EditorsZahid Hossain, Marwa Hassan, Louay N. Mohammad
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780784483787
StatePublished - 2021
EventTran-SET Conference 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Jun 3 2021Jun 4 2021

Publication series

NameTran-SET 2021 - Proceedings of the Tran-SET Conference 2021


ConferenceTran-SET Conference 2021
CityVirtual, Online

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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