Male and Female Competitive Behavior - Experimental Evidence

  title={Male and Female Competitive Behavior - Experimental Evidence},
  author={Nabanita Datta Gupta and Anders U. Poulsen and Marie Claire Villeval},
  journal={ERN: Employment \& Job Training Policy (Sub-Topic)},
Male and female choices differ in many economic situations, e.g., on the labor market. This paper considers whether such differences are driven by different attitudes towards competition. In our experiment subjects choose between a tournament and a piece-rate pay scheme before performing a real task. Men choose the tournament significantly more often than women. Women are mainly influenced by their degree of risk aversion, but men are not. Men compete more against men than against women, but… 
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