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Spinning the top: gender, competition, and the long-run optimum
Nancy Folbre

Although existing organizational and cultural practices have the benefit of creating incentives to increase output, they may also create perverse incentives that have negative economic effects outside the relatively easily measured world of market outcomes.

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Nancy Folbre, "Spinning the top: gender, competition, and the long-run optimum" , Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Regional Review, issue Q 1, pages 49-55, 2005.
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Keywords: Sex discrimination against women ; Labor productivity ; Women - Employment ; Discrimination in employment
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