Sutter, Matthias ORCID: 0000-0002-6143-8706 and Glaetzle-Ruetzler, Daniela (2015). Gender Differences in the Willingness to Compete Emerge Early in Life and Persist. Manage. Sci., 61 (10). S. 2339 - 2355. CATONSVILLE: INFORMS. ISSN 1526-5501

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Gender differences in the willingness to compete have been identified as one important factor in explaining gender differences in labor markets and within organizations. We present three experiments with a total of 1,570 subjects, ages three to 18 years, to investigate the origins of this gender gap. In a between-subjects design we find that boys are more likely to compete than girls as early as kindergarten and that this gap prevails throughout adolescence. Re-examining the behavior of 316 subjects in a within-subjects design two years later, we show that these gender differences also largely persist over a longer time period and can thus be considered stable. Controlling for subjects' abilities in the different tasks, their risk attitudes, and expected performance, the gender gap in the willingness to compete is estimated in the range of 10-20 percentage points. We discuss the implications of our findings for policy interventions and organizational management. Data, as supplemental material, are available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2014.1981.

Item Type: Journal Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Sutter, MatthiasUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0002-6143-8706UNSPECIFIED
Glaetzle-Ruetzler, DanielaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-392175
DOI: 10.1287/mnsc.2014.1981
Journal or Publication Title: Manage. Sci.
Volume: 61
Number: 10
Page Range: S. 2339 - 2355
Date: 2015
Publisher: INFORMS
Place of Publication: CATONSVILLE
ISSN: 1526-5501
Language: English
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
WITHIN-SUBJECT ANALYSIS; AFFIRMATIVE-ACTION; PERFORMANCE; COMPETITIVENESS; WOMEN; SOCIALIZATION; PREFERENCES; MATRILINEAL; ENTRY; GIRLSMultiple languages
Management; Operations Research & Management ScienceMultiple languages
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/39217

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Altmetric

Export

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item