Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Risk Aversion and Gender Discrimination in Assessment

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Jason Hartford and Nic Spearman;
(2014)
  • Subject: Risk aversion, Gender Discrimination
    • jel: jel:C21 | jel:I24 | jel:J16 | jel:A20 | jel:D81
    mesheuropmc: education

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. Evide... View more
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