Gender differences and dynamics in competition: The role of luck

In a real effort experiment with repeated competition we find striking differences in how the work effort of men and women responds to previous wins and losses. For women, losing per se is detrimental to productivity, but for men, a loss impacts negatively on productivity only when the prize at stak...

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Volume: 5
Main Author: Gill, David
Prowse, Victoria
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishing Ltd 01.07.2014
published in: Quantitative economics Vol. 5; no. 2; pp. 351 - 376
ORCID: 0000-0002-6055-3788
Data of publication: July 2014
ISSN: 1759-7323
EISSN: 1759-7331
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: Financial support from the George Webb Medley Fund and a Southampton School of Social Sciences Small Grant is gratefully acknowledged. We also thank the Nuffield Centre for Experimental Social Sciences for hosting our experiments. Finally, we thank the editor and three anonymous referees for their helpful comments.
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Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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