Gender, Competitiveness and Socialization at a Young Age


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Gender, Competitiveness and Socialization at a Young Age

Show simple item record Andersen, Steffen Ertac, Seda Gneezy, Uri List, John A. Maximiano, Sandra 2012-01-17 2012-01-17T09:40:19Z 2012-01-17T09:40:19Z 2012-01-17
dc.description.abstract Economists and other social scientists typically rely on gender differences in the family-career balance, discrimination, and ability to explain gender gaps in wages and in the prospect for advancement. A new explanation that has recently surfaced in the economics literature is that men are more competitively inclined than women, and having a successful career requires competitiveness. A natural question revolves around the underlying determinants of these documented competitive differences: are women simply born less competitive, or do they become so through the process of socialization? To shed light on this issue, we compare the competitiveness of children in matrilineal and patriarchal societies to show that the difference starts around puberty. Moreover, most of the changes during this period of life are within the patriarchal society, in which boys become more competitive with age while girls become less competitive. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.title Gender, Competitiveness and Socialization at a Young Age en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt12jan17 lbjl en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Økonomisk Institut en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort ECON en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Economics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ECON en_US
dc.idnumber x656316275 en_US Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2010 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Evidence from a Matrilineal and a Patriarchal Society en_US

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