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Gender Gap and Multiple Choice Exams in Public Selection Processes

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  • J.I. Conde-Ruiz
  • J.J. Ganuza
  • M. García

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En el presente trabajo se investiga la posible existencia y la importancia práctica de un sesgo de género ligado a la diferente aversión al riesgo de hombres y mujeres en las pruebas de acceso al programa MIR (Medico Interno Residente) que culmina el proceso de formación de los médicos españoles

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  • J.I. Conde-Ruiz & J.J. Ganuza & M. García, 2020. "Gender Gap and Multiple Choice Exams in Public Selection Processes," Studies on the Spanish Economy eee2020-07, FEDEA.
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    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • H30 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - General
    • H83 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - Public Administration
    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination

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