Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148461
Authors: 
Lackner, Mario
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 236
Abstract: 
Differences in labor market outcomes for women and men are highly persistent. Apart from discrimination, one frequently mentioned explanation could be differences in the attitude towards competition for both genders. Abundant empirical evidence indicates that multiple influences shape attitudes towards competition during different periods of the life cycle. Gender differences in competitiveness will not only influence outcomes during working age, but also during early childhood education. In order to reduce the gender gap in educational and labor market outcomes, it is crucial to understand when and why gender gaps in competitiveness arise and to study their consequences.
Subjects: 
gender
competitiveness
labor markets
education
JEL: 
J20
J30
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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