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Gender Differences in Volunteer's Dilemma: Evidence from Teamwork among Graduate Students

Pinar Dogan
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Pinar Dogan: Harvard Kennedy School

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Abstract: Using data from room bookings at the Harvard Kennedy School, I find that female students volunteer significantly more than male students in booking rooms for team meetings. I also find that gender difference in undertaking this logistical task is statistically and quantitatively significant only when students have limited interaction prior to teamwork. Even though booking a room involves a relatively small (time) cost, such costs can add up, and also contribute to gender stereotyping in allocation of tasks in other team settings.

JEL-codes: C71 I23 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-01
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