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The Boy Crisis: Experimental Evidence on the Acceptance of Males Falling Behind

Alexander Cappelen, Ranveig Falch and Bertil Tungodden

No 6/2019, Discussion Paper Series in Economics from Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics

Abstract: Abstract The ‘boy crisis’ prompts the question of whether people interpret inequalities differently depending on whether males or females are lagging behind. We study this question in a novel large-scale distributive experiment involving more than 5,000 Americans. Our data provide strong evidence of a gender bias against low-performing males, particularly among female participants. A large set of additional treatments establishes that the gender bias reflects statistical fairness discrimination. The study provides novel evidence on the nature of discrimination and on how males falling behind are perceived by society.

Keywords: Gender bias; boy crisis; statistical fairness discrimination; large-scale experiment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C91 D63 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 83 pages
Date: 2019-03-01, Revised 2019-03-01
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