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CANCELED—Applied Micro Workshop – Thomas Buser, “The social origins of the gender gap in competitiveness: Socioeconomic differences and causal evidence from a mentoring intervention”

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Thomas Buser, Armin Falk, and Fabian Kosse: “The social origins of the gender gap in competitiveness: Socioeconomic differences and causal evidence from a mentoring intervention” Competitiveness predicts individual and gender differences in education and labor market outcomes. We explore the social origins of individual and gender differences in competitiveness by documenting how the competitiveness of children varies across several dimensions of socioeconomics status (SES). We also provide causal evidence for the social origins of the gender gap in competitiveness by estimating the impact of a randomized mentoring intervention that enriches the home environment of low-SES children and provides them with a role model. We find that girls from poor and single-parent households are significantly less competitive compared to high-SES girls, leading to a substantially larger gender gap for low-SES children. The randomized intervention increases the competitiveness of girls but not not boys, significantly reducing the gender gap. The treatment effect is strongest for girls with single mothers and mothers who are low on competitiveness.

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When Apr 21, 2020
from 16:00 to 17:30
Where briq, Seminar Room 9/1.1, Schaumburg-Lippe-Straße 9
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