An experimental analysis of the existing differences of productivity across genders
AbstractThis paper contributes to the empirical literature on the connection between productivity and gender by using experimental methods in order to produce the relevant data that is missing. This experiment is based on a principal agent game in which principals offer payments and agents choose a costly level of effort, unobservable to the principal. The experimental findings confirm that, an uncertain outcome activity, females are less productive than males.
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Volume (Year): 31 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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Experiment; Gender; Productivity; Principal-agent game;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- C9 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments
- J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
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