Research Papers in Economics, Department of Economics, Stockholm University
Gender and Self-Selection Into a Competitive Environment: Are Women More Overconfident Than Men?
(), Peter Skogman Thoursie
() and Lars Vahtrik
Abstract: Using a large running race in Sweden, this study shows
that there are male-dominated environments in which the selection of women
who participate are more likely to be confident/competitive and that,
within this group, performance improves equally for both genders.
Keywords: Overconfidence; Competitiveness; Gender Differences; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: J16; J20; J71; (follow links to similar papers)
6 pages, May 8, 2007
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