Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162164
Authors: 
Mollerstrom, Johanna
Wrohlich, Katharina
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] DIW Economic Bulletin [ISSN:] 2192-7219 [Volume:] 7 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 22/23 [Pages:] 219-225
Abstract: 
Women are less willing than men to compete against others. This gender gap can partially explain the differences between women's and men's education and career choices, and the labor market disparities that result. The experiments presented here show that even though women are less willing than men to compete against others, they are just as willing as men are to take on the challenge of improving themselves and competing against their own past performance. For organizations striving towards gender equality, this opens up new possibilities for institutionalizing competitive pressure.
Subjects: 
gender
competition
discrimination
experiment
JEL: 
C90
C91
J16
J71
Document Type: 
Article

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