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Gender Differences in Competitiveness: Experimental Evidence from China


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Title: Gender Differences in Competitiveness: Experimental Evidence from China
Authors: Carlsson, Fredrik
Lampi, Elina
Martinsson, Peter
Yang, Xiaojun
Issue Date: Jun-2019
Extent: 21
Publication type: report
Organization: Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
766
Keywords: Competition
Gender Difference
Experiments
China
Abstract: Experimental evidence from both the lab and the field shows that women on average have a lower propensity to enter a competitive environment. In this paper, we investigate gender differences in competitiveness using a lab-in-the-field experiment and a subject pool consisting of Chinese adults. China provides an interesting environment to study in this regard since the country has promoted gender equality for a long time and the gender gap in earnings is small in a cross-country comparison. Howev... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL: C91; D03; D10; I31; P30
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/60399
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