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Project Citation: 

Huntington-Klein, Nick, and Rose, Elaina. Replication data for: Gender Peer Effects in a Predominantly Male Environment: Evidence from West Point. Nashville, TN: American Economic Association [publisher], 2018. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2019-10-13.

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary There is considerable interest in the success of women in overwhelmingly male environments. One hypothesized determinant of success is the increased presence of other women. However, the theoretical direction of this effect is uncertain. Previous studies of heavily male contexts have had mixed results. We take advantage of random peer group assignment at West Point military academy to identify gender peer effects in the first years in which women were admitted. We find that women do significantly better when placed in companies with more women peers. The addition of one woman peer reduces the gender progression gap by half.

Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms education; gender; peer effects; military
JEL Classification:  View help for JEL Classification
      I23 Higher Education; Research Institutions
      J16 Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage United States
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 1977 – 1984
Universe:  View help for Universe Students in the USMA West Point classes of 1981-1984.
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Collection Notes:  View help for Collection Notes Data was collected by hand from USMA Howitzer yearbooks.


Data Source:  View help for Data Source USMA Howitzer yearbooks
Unit(s) of Observation:  View help for Unit(s) of Observation student/year,

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