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Endogenously Emerging Gender Pay Gap in an Experimental Teamwork Setting

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School of Business and Economics, RWTH Aachen University, 52056 Aachen, Germany
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Department of Management and C-SEB, University of Cologne, 50923 Cologne, Germany
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Department of Economics and C-SEB, University of Cologne, 50923 Cologne, Germany
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Games 2018, 9(4), 98; https://doi.org/10.3390/g9040098
Received: 14 October 2018 / Revised: 8 November 2018 / Accepted: 8 November 2018 / Published: 5 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Self-Selection and Endogenous Entry in Experimental Games)
We studied gender diversity and performance in endogenously formed teams in a repeated teamwork setting. In our experiment, the participants (N = 168, 84 women and 84 men) chose whether to perform a cooperative task only with members of the own gender or in a mixed-gender team. We found that independent of the choice of team, in the initial period, men contributed significantly more to the team projects than women. Men preferred the successful men-only teams in the subsequent periods, resulting in significantly higher profits for men compared to women. This endogenously emerging “gender pay gap” only closed over time. View Full-Text
Keywords: gender differences; endogenously formed teams; cooperation; punishment gender differences; endogenously formed teams; cooperation; punishment
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Gürerk, Ö.; Irlenbusch, B.; Rockenbach, B. Endogenously Emerging Gender Pay Gap in an Experimental Teamwork Setting. Games 2018, 9, 98. https://doi.org/10.3390/g9040098

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Gürerk Ö, Irlenbusch B, Rockenbach B. Endogenously Emerging Gender Pay Gap in an Experimental Teamwork Setting. Games. 2018; 9(4):98. https://doi.org/10.3390/g9040098

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