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ERIC Number: EJ860597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
Gender Differences in Beliefs on the Returns to Effort: Evidence from the World Values Survey
Fisman, Raymond; O'Neill, Maura
Journal of Human Resources, v44 n4 p858-870 Fall 2009
We study gender differences in attitudes in the role of luck versus hard work in achieving success using data from the World Values Survey. Women are consistently more likely to report that success is a matter of luck. We consider several potential explanations: workplace discrimination, religion, household responsibilities, and political alignment. Our results favor explanations based on workplace discrimination and household responsibilities. (Contains 4 tables, 1 figure and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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