Shoshana Grossbard

development and international economics seminar

Shoshana Grossbard

San Diego State University
The gender gap in citations of household economics
Co-écrit avec
Tansel Yilmazer, Lingrui Zhang

Château Lafarge

Château Lafarge - Salle de séminaires
Château Lafarge
Route des Milles
13290 Les Milles
Vendredi 1 juin 2018| 12:00 - 13:30

Timothée Demont : timothee.demont[at]
Alice Fabre : alice.fabre[at]


Household economics has traditionally attracted relatively large numbers of women researchers. This paper investigates the degree to which an apparent preference for women to research household-related questions possibly explains gender differentials in citations of articles published in two major journals of household Economics: the Journal of Population Economics (JPOP) and the Review of the Economics of the Household (REHO). Our findings show that articles obtain more citations if they have a female corresponding author. When the corresponding author is male, having at least one female co-author boosts the citation count. In contrast, having a male-coauthor reduces the citations that a female author receives. When separating household economics by subfield we find that citations of female authors increase with women’s representation in the subfield. A number of possible explanations for our findings are offered in light of the recent literature on gender differences in economics.

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