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Title:Gender and competition PDF Logo
Authors:Booth, Alison L.
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 4300
Abstract:In almost all European Union countries, the gender wage gap is increasing across the wages distribution. In this lecture I briefly survey some recent studies aiming to explain why apparently identical women and men receive such different returns and focus especially on those incorporating pyschological factors as an explanation of the gender gap. Research areas with high potential returns to further analysis are identified. Several examples from my own recent experimental work with Patrick Nolen are also presented. These try to distinguish between the role of nature and nurture in affecting behavioural differences between men and women that might lead to gender wage gaps.
Subjects:Glass ceiling
experimental economics
personality differences
JEL:C9
J16
J71
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2009082588
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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