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Women are not always less competitive than men: evidence from Come Dine with Me

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  • Ali Ahmed
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    Are women less competitive than men? Many experimental and nonexperimental studies have documented gender differences in competitiveness. This article presents the results from a study that examines gender differences in competitiveness in the television show Come Dine with Me. It is a cooking show in which amateur chefs compete against each other for a cash prize. The show provides an unusual opportunity to study gender differences in a high-stakes game environment. The results demonstrate that there are no gender differences in competitiveness.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 18 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 12 ()
    Pages: 1099-1101

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:18:y:2011:i:12:p:1099-1101

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    Cited by:
    1. Werner Bönte, 2014. "Gender differences in competitive preferences: new cross-country empirical evidence," Schumpeter Discussion Papers SDP14008, Universitätsbibliothek Wuppertal, University Library.
    2. David Schüller & Thorsten Upmann, 2013. "When Focal Points are Out of Focus: A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Come Dine with Me," CESifo Working Paper Series 4138, CESifo Group Munich.

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