Nudging gender desegregation in Higher Education

Nudging gender desegregation in Higher Education

Evidence from a field experiment
Carlo Barone - Séminaire scientifique de l'OSC - 25 mars 2016
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Séminaire scientifique de l'OSC 2015-2016

98 rue de l'Université 75007 Paris, salle Georges Lavau

Vendredi 25 mars 2016 de 11h30 à 13h

Nudging gender desegregation in Higher Education: evidence from a field experiment

Despite the marked increases in women’s educational and labour market participation in western countries, the distribution of genders across fields of study continues to be highly unbalanced. This has important consequences for occupational sex segregation and for gender inequalities in earnings. I present a randomised field experiment based on a counselling initiative targeting high school seniors and document that it managed to substantially reduce the overrepresentation of women in less occupationally-rewarding fields.

Carlo Barone (OSC)
Carlo Barone
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Professeur des universités à Sciences Po, Observatoire Sociologique du Changement.


Contact et inscription : Marie Ferrazzini.

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