"The origins of gender differences in earnings expectations"
The next session of the seminar « Gender, Behavior and Decision-Making » by The Women & Science Chair will take place on Tuesday the 8th of February 2022 from 5 pm to 6 pm, online.
We will have the pleasure to listen to Thomas Buser who will present "The origins of gender differences in competitiveness and earnings expectations: Causal evidence from a mentoring intervention” (with Teodora Boneva, Armin Falk and Fabian Kosse).
Thomas Buser is Professor of Behavioral Applied Microeconomics at the University of Amsterdam and a research fellow at the Tinbergen Institute. He is currently the PI on a 5-year ERC Starting Grant (2019-2024).
Most of Thomas' research is concerned with the link between personality traits and career outcomes. In his work he uses lab and field experiments as well as registry and survey data.
The seminar will be fully online (Teams event).
We present evidence on the role of the social environment for the development of gender differences in competitiveness and earnings expectations. First, we document that the gender gap in competitiveness and earnings expectations is more pronounced among adolescents with low socioeconomic status (SES).
We further document that there is a positive association between the competitiveness of mothers and their daughters, but not between the competitiveness of mothers and their sons.
Second, we show that a randomized mentoring intervention that exposes low-SES children to predominantly female role models causally affects girls' willingness to compete and narrows both the gender gap in competitiveness as well as the gender gap in earnings expectations.
Together, the results highlight the importance of the social environment in shaping willingness to compete and earnings expectations at a young age.
About our Women & Science Chair
The Women and Science Chair at Université Paris Dauphine-PSL, created with the support of the L’Oréal Foundation, the Generali Foundation, La Poste, and the Talan Group, seeks to engage and foster interdisciplinary approaches to analyzing the causes and consequences of the underrepresentation of women in careers in scientific research and academia. The Women and Science Chair is member of the UNESCO chairs network.
mardi 8 février 2022
de 17h00 à 18h00 Lieu : En ligne