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Replication data for: Playing the Boys Game: Golf Buddies and Board Diversity

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  • Agarwal, Sumit
  • Qian, Wenlan
  • Reeb, David M.
  • Sing, Tien Foo
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  • Abstract

    We study the participation of women in golf, a predominately male social activity, and its influence on their likelihood of serving on a board of directors. Exploiting a novel dataset of all golfers in Singapore, we find that woman golfers enjoy a 54% higher likelihood of serving on a board relative to male golfers. A woman's probability of serving on the board in a large firm or in a predominately male industry increases by 117% to 125% when she plays golf. Joining the boy's informal network appears to facilitate women's entrance or success in the executive labor market.
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    DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20161033 (Text)
  • Agarwal, Sumit, Wenlan Qian, David M. Reeb, and Tien Foo Sing. American Economic Review, American Economic Review, 106, no. 5 (n.d.): 272–76.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.p20161033 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Agarwal, Sumit; Qian, Wenlan; Reeb, David M.; Sing, Tien Foo (2016): Replication data for: Playing the Boys Game: Golf Buddies and Board Diversity. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.