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

@article{Booth2016GenderDI,
  title={Gender Differences in Willingness to Compete: The Role of Culture and Institutions},
  author={Alison Booth and Elliott Fan and Xin Meng and Dandan Zhang},
  journal={Culture Area Studies eJournal},
  year={2016}
}
In the laboratory experiment reported in this paper we explore how evolving institutions and social norms, which we label 'culture', change individuals' preferences and behaviour in mainland China. From 1949 China experienced dramatic changes in its socioeconomic institutions. These began with communist central planning and the establishment of new social norms, including the promotion of gender equality in place of the Confucian view of female 'inferiority'. Market-oriented reforms, begun in… 
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