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Replication data for: Gender, Competitiveness, and Study Choices in High School: Evidence from Switzerland

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V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Buser, Thomas
  • Peter, Noemi
  • Wolter, Stefan C.
Publication Date
2017-05-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Willingness to compete has been found to predict individual and gender differences in educational choices and labor market outcomes. We provide further evidence for this relationship by linking Swiss students' Baccalaureate school (high school) specialization choices to an experimental measure of willingness to compete. Boys are more likely to specialize in math in Baccalaureate school. In line with previous findings, competitive students are more likely to choose a math specialization. Boys are more likely to opt for competition than girls and this gender difference in competitiveness could partially explain why girls are less likely to choose a math-intensive specialization.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20171017 (Text)
Publications
  • Buser, Thomas, Noemi Peter, and Stefan C. Wolter. “Gender, Competitiveness, and Study Choices in High School: Evidence from Switzerland.” American Economic Review 107, no. 5 (May 2017): 125–30. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.p20171017.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.p20171017 (DOI)

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

Buser, Thomas; Peter, Noemi; Wolter, Stefan C. (2017): Replication data for: Gender, Competitiveness, and Study Choices in High School: Evidence from Switzerland. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113499