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Gender and Competition

Booth, Alison L (2009) Gender and Competition. Working Paper. Australian National University, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Discussion Papers 611.

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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 psychological 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.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: glass ceiling; experimental economics; personality differences; behaviour
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 17:47
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2012 17:47

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