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Replication data for: Professors in Core Science Fields Are Not Always Biased against Women: Evidence from France

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Breda, Thomas
  • Ly, Son Thierry
Publication Date
2015-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We investigate the link between how male-dominated a field is, and gender bias against women in this field. Taking the entrance exam of a French higher education institution as a natural experiment, we find that evaluation is actually biased in favor of females in more male-dominated subjects (e.g., math, philosophy) and in favor of males in more female-dominated subjects (e.g., literature, biology), inducing a rebalancing of gender ratios between students recruited for research careers in science and humanities majors. Evaluation bias is identified from systematic variations across subjects in the gap between students' nonanonymous oral and anonymous written test scores. (JEL I23, J16, J71)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20140022 (Text)
Publications
  • Breda, Thomas, and Son Thierry Ly. “Professors in Core Science Fields Are Not Always Biased against Women: Evidence from France.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 7, no. 4 (October 2015): 53–75. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20140022.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20140022 (DOI)

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

Breda, Thomas; Ly, Son Thierry (2015): Replication data for: Professors in Core Science Fields Are Not Always Biased against Women: Evidence from France. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113601