Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2018 Maureen R Cowhey
Workplace sexual harassment costs the government and companies millions of dollars a year. Women who experience sexual harassment in the workplace suffer from negative mental and physical health problems, lower career attainment, decreased productivity, and a higher rate of job turnover. Sexual harassment is both costly and unjust, however the exact cost to women who experience sexual harassment is unknown. This thesis will measure the impact of workplace sexual harassment on wages in different industries. Using data on claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, I calculate and analyze the impact of sexual harassment on wages, age, sex, and industry. I find that industries with high rates of women reporting sexual harassment have lower wages.
Cowhey, Maureen R., "Measuring the Economic Costs of Workplace Sexual Harassment on Women" (2019). Scripps Senior Theses. 1299.