Outrunning the gender gap—boys and girls compete equally

@article{Dreber2011OutrunningTG,
  title={Outrunning the gender gap—boys and girls compete equally},
  author={Anna Dreber and Emma von Essen and Eva Ranehill},
  journal={Experimental Economics},
  year={2011},
  volume={14},
  pages={567-582}
}
Recent studies find that women are less competitive than men. This gender difference in competitiveness has been suggested as one possible explanation for why men occupy the majority of top positions in many sectors. In this study we explore competitiveness in children, with the premise that both context and gendered stereotypes regarding the task at hand may influence competitive behavior. A related field experiment on Israeli children shows that only boys react to competition by running… 
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