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Gender gaps in frontier entrepreneurship? Evidence from 1901 Oklahoma land lottery winners

  title={Gender gaps in frontier entrepreneurship? Evidence from 1901 Oklahoma land lottery winners},
  author={Jason Poulos},
The paper investigates gender differences in entrepreneurship by exploiting a large-scale land lottery in Oklahoma at the turn of the 20 th century. Lottery winners claimed land in the order in which their names were drawn, so the draw number is an approximate rank ordering of lottery wealth. This mechanism allows for the estimation of a dose-response function that relates each draw number to the expected outcome under each draw. I estimate dose-response functions on a linked dataset of lottery… 

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