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Choosing to compete: How different are girls and boys?

Booth, Alison; Nolen, Patrick

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Using a controlled experiment, we examine the role of nurture in explaining the stylized fact that women shy away from competition. We have two distinct research questions. First, does the gender composition of the group to which a student is randomly assigned affect competitive choices? Second, does the gender mix of the school a student attends affect competitive choices? Our subjects (students just under 15 years of age) attend publicly funded single-sex and coeducational schools. We find...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/70572
Source: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2011.07.018

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