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Performance in Mixed-sex and Single-sex Competitions: What We Can Learn from Speedboat Races in Japan

Booth, Alison; Yamamura, Eiji


In speedboat racing in Japan, men and women compete under the same conditions and are randomly assigned to mixed-sex or single-sex groups for each race. We use a sample of over 140,000 individual-level records to examine how male-dominated circumstances affect women’s racing performance. Our fixed-effects estimates reveal that women’s race time is slower in mixed-sex than all-women races, whereas men’s race time is faster in mixed-sex than men-only races. The same result is found for place in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Review of Economics and Statistics
DOI: 10.1162/rest_a_00715
Access Rights: Open Access


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