Getting More Women to Run for Office | Mother Jones: A new paper uses a clever design to figure out if women are more willing to compete in teams than as individuals. The answer, in a laboratory test setting, is a resounding yes:
Even though men and women performed equally well on the task, 81% of men chose to compete as individuals compared with 28% of women.
When participants competed in teams, the gender competition gap shrank by 31 percentage points to 22%, with 67% of men choosing to enter the competition compared with 45% of women.
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