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Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination

Competition and Gender in the Lab vs Field: Experiments from off-grid Renewable Energy Entrepreneurs in Rural Rwanda

Rebecca A. Klege and Martine Visser
We fill the gap by examining how gender attitudes and performance under competitive situations in the lab, reflects microenterprise outcomes in the renewable energy sector of Rwanda. — a country with progressive gender policies despite its traditional patriarchal set-up. We use the standard...
Jan 2020
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Gender and Birth Order Effects on Intra-household Schooling Choices and Education Attainments in Kenya

Fredrick M. Wamalwa & Justine Burns
In this paper, we investigate the effect of two important family characteristics- gender and birth orde r-on intra-household investments in , and educational outcomes of, children in Kenya. We measure intra-household education investments in children by household's decision to enrol children in...
Sep 2017
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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Risk Aversion and Gender Discrimination in Assessment

Jason Hartford and Nic Spearman
This study exploits a natural experiment to evaluate the gender bias effect associated with negative marking due to gender-differentiated risk aversion. This approach avoids framing effects that characterize experimental evaluation of negative marking assessments. Evidence of a gender bias against...
Feb 2014
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Underemployed women: an analysis of voluntary and involuntary part-time wage employment in South Africa

Colette Muller
Using nationally representative household survey data from 1995 to 2006, this paper explores heterogeneity among female part-time wage (salaried) workers in post-apartheid South Africa, specifically distinguishing between individuals who choose to work part-time and part-time workers who report...
Sep 2010
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Trends in the gender wage gap and gender discrimination among part-time and full-time workers in post-apartheid South Africa

Colette Muller
Using nationally representative household survey data from 1995 to 2006, this paper explores the gender wage gap among part-time and full-time salaried workers in post-apartheid South Africa, considering specifically how the magnitude of the gender-wage gap and the factors contributing to this gap...
Apr 2009
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