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Replication data for: What is Discrimination? Gender in the American Economic Association, 1935-2004

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Donald, Stephen G.
  • Hamermesh, Daniel S.
Publication Date
2006-09-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We illustrate problems of measuring discrimination using elections to AEA offices. With a new econometric technique, we find female candidates have a much better than random chance of victory. This advantage is either reverse discrimination or reflects beliefs that women are more productive. The former interpretation could be explained by an unchanging median voter whose preferences were not satisfied by suppliers of candidates; but there was a structural change in voting behavior in the mid-1970s. The results suggest it is generally impossible to claim differences in rewards, for different groups measure the extent of discrimination or even its direction. (JEL A11, D72, J16)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.96.4.1283 (Text)
Publications
  • Donald, Stephen G, and Daniel S Hamermesh. “What Is Discrimination? Gender in the American Economic Association, 1935–2004.” American Economic Review 96, no. 4 (August 2006): 1283–92. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.96.4.1283.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.96.4.1283 (DOI)

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Donald, Stephen G.; Hamermesh, Daniel S. (2006): Replication data for: What is Discrimination? Gender in the American Economic Association, 1935-2004. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116233