Alexandra Roulet, INSEAD Assistant Professor of Economics; Thomas Le Barbanchon, Associate Professor of Economics, Bocconi University; and Roland Rathelot, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Warwick

Women’s aversion for commuting motivates them to look for closer and not-so-well paid jobs compared to men.

The stories of three executives who made the counter-intuitive choice of staying with the same employer for most if not all of...