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The Origins of Gender Differences in Competitiveness and Earnings Expectations: Causal Evidence from a Mentoring Intervention
We present evidence on the role of the social environment for the development of gender differ- ences in competitiveness and earnings expectations. First, we document that the gender gap in competitiveness and earnings expectations is more pronounced among adolescents with low socioeconomic status (SES). We further document that there is a positive association between the competitiveness of mothers and their daughters, but not between the competitiveness of mothers and their sons. Second, wedoi:10.5282/ubm/epub.77868 fatcat:ipu5quzhqbg6bjardvrj2x3ebi