What is it about?

Are women more or less likely than men to blow the whistle? Why? How does public service motivation affect the relationship between gender and whistleblowing? We seek to respond to these and other questions in this study using data collected from more than 600 federal employees in Brazil.

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Why is it important?

We show that the costs of blowing the whistle - especially those related to retaliation - are grater for women than for men. This is one of the key reasons to explain why women are less likely to raise their voices against wrongdoing in public organizations.

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This page is a summary of: To blow the whistle in Brazil: The impact of gender and public service motivation, Regulation & Governance, June 2021, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/rego.12418.
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