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dc.contributor.authorAzmat, Gen_US
dc.contributor.authorPetrongolo, Ben_US
dc.descriptionLicensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.description.abstractWe discuss the contribution of the experimental literature to the understanding of both traditional and previously unexplored dimensions of gender differences and discuss their bearings on labor market outcomes. Experiments have offered new findings on gender discrimination, and while they have identified a bias against hiring women in some labor market segments, the discrimination detected in field experiments is less pervasive than that implied by the regression approach. Experiments have also offered new insights into gender differences in preferences: women appear to gain less from negotiation, have lower preferences than men for risk and competition, and may be more sensitive to social cues. These gender differences in preferences also have implications in group settings, whereby the gender composition of a group affects team decisions and performance. Most of the evidence on gender traits comes from the lab, and key open questions remain as to the source of gender preferences—nature versus nurture, or their interaction—and their role, if any, in the workplace.en_US
dc.format.extent32 - 40en_US
dc.subjectJ16 J24 J71 C91 C92 C93en_US
dc.subjectField experimentsen_US
dc.subjectLab experimentsen_US
dc.subjectGender preferencesen_US
dc.titleGender and the labor market: What have we learned from field and lab experiments?en_US
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