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Gender Differences in Recognition for Group Work


  • Heather Sarsons
  • Klarita Gerxhani
  • Ernesto Reuben
  • Arthur Schram

    (Division of Social Science)


We study whether gender in fluences credit attribution for group work using observational data and two experiments. We use data from academic economists to test whether coauthorship matters di erently for tenure for men and women. We find that conditional on quality and other observables, men are tenured similarly regardless of whether they coauthor or solo-author. Women, however, are less likely to receive tenure the more they coauthor. We then conduct two experiments that demonstrate that biases in credit attribution in settings without confounds exist. Taken together, our results are best explained by gender and stereotypes in uencing credit attribution for group work.

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  • Heather Sarsons & Klarita Gerxhani & Ernesto Reuben & Arthur Schram, 2020. "Gender Differences in Recognition for Group Work," Working Papers 20200044, New York University Abu Dhabi, Department of Social Science, revised May 2020.
  • Handle: RePEc:nad:wpaper:20200044

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