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

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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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  • Ali Ahmed, 2011. "Women are not always less competitive than men: evidence from Come Dine with Me," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(12), pages 1099-1101.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:18:y:2011:i:12:p:1099-1101
    DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2010.524609
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    1. Werner Bönte, 2015. "Gender differences in competitive preferences: new cross-country empirical evidence," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(1), pages 71-75, January.
    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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