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Is Team Formation Gender Neutral? Evidence from Coauthorship Patterns

Anne Boschini () and Anna Sjögren
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Anna Sjögren ()

Journal of Labor Economics, 2007, vol. 25, 325-365

Abstract: We model team formation as a random matching process influenced by agents’ preferences for team size and gender composition. We then test if the coauthorship pattern in articles published during 1991–2002 in three top economics journals is gender neutral, exploiting variation in female presence across subfields. Controlling for author, team, and field characteristics, we find that the gender gap in the propensity to coauthor with a woman increases in the presence of women in the subfield. We also find that women single author significantly more than men. These findings allow us to reject gender neutrality in team formation in economics.

Date: 2007
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