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An experimental analysis of the existing differences of productivity across genders

Ahmed Ennasri ()

Economics Bulletin, 2011, vol. 31, issue 4, 3304-3310

Abstract: This paper contributes to the empirical literature on the connection between productivity and gender by using experimental methods in order to produce the relevant data that is missing. This experiment is based on a principal agent game in which principals offer payments and agents choose a costly level of effort, unobservable to the principal. The experimental findings confirm that, an uncertain outcome activity, females are less productive than males.

Keywords: Experiment; Gender; Productivity; Principal-agent game (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C9 J3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-12-09
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