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Gender Differences in Willingness to Compete: The Role of Culture and Institutions

Booth, Alison; Fan, Elliot; Meng, Xin; Zhang, Dandan


Our Beijing‐based laboratory experiment investigated gender differences in competitive choices across different birth‐cohorts experiencing – during their crucial developmental‐age – different institutions and social norms. To control for general time trends, we use Taipei counterpart subjects with identical original Confucian traditions. Our findings confirm that exposure to different institutions/norms during crucial developmental‐ages significantly changes individuals’ behaviour. In...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-02
Type: Journal article
Source: The Economic Journal
DOI: 10.1111/ecoj.12583


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