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dc.contributor.authorSutter, Matthiasen_US
dc.contributor.authorRützler, Danielaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-30en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-23T09:34:31Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-23T09:34:31Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36885-
dc.description.abstractWe study gender differences in the willingness to compete in a large-scale experiment with 1,035 children and teenagers, aged three to eighteen years. Using an easy math task for children older than eight years and a running task for the younger ones we find that boys are much more likely to enter a tournament than girls across the whole age spectrum considered here. This gender gap is observed already with three-year olds, indicating that gender differences in competitiveness emerge very early in life. The gap is robust to controlling for gender differences in risk attitudes and overconfidence.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5015en_US
dc.subject.jelC91en_US
dc.subject.jelD03en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordCompetitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordgender gapen_US
dc.subject.keywordexperimenten_US
dc.subject.keywordchildrenen_US
dc.subject.keywordteenagersen_US
dc.subject.stwVerhaltensökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwWettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwTesten_US
dc.titleGender differences in competition emerge early in lifeen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn630330956en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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