Performance Pay, Competitiveness, and the Gender Wage Gap: Evidence from the United States

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McGee, Andrew; McGee, Peter; Pan, Jessica;
  • Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonn
  • Subject: A12 | gender wage gap, competitiveness, performance pay | performance pay | competitiveness | gender wage gap | J16
    • jel: jel:A12 | jel:J16
      ddc: ddc:330
    mesheuropmc: health care economics and organizations

Evidence that women are less likely to opt into competitive compensation schemes in the laboratory has generated speculation that a gender difference in competitiveness contributes to the gender wage gap. Using data from the NLSY79 and NLSY97, we show that women are les... View more
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