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Gender and Culture: Do Social Norms Matter?

13 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2016 Last revised: 12 Jun 2017

Rosella Nicolini

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Josep-Lluís Roig

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Date Written: May 9, 2017

Abstract

We investigate the potential effect of gender and cultural background in shaping individual behavior when agents are required to accomplish a task. Our results, which derive from a natural experiment, reveal that a combination of different social norms (linked to various types of cultural backgrounds) is fundamental to creating the peer pressure that helps to ensure that a group task is accomplished properly.

Keywords: Experiment, gender, social norm, peer effects.

JEL Classification: C25; D70; Z10

Suggested Citation

Nicolini, Rosella and Roig, Josep-Lluís, Gender and Culture: Do Social Norms Matter? (May 9, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2793147 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2793147

Rosella Nicolini (Contact Author)

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ( email )

Edifici B
Campus UAB
Bellaterra, Barcelona 08193
Spain

Josep-Lluís Roig

Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )

Plaça Cívica
Cerdañola del Valles
Barcelona, Barcelona 08193
Spain

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