Why Women Succeed, and Fail, in the Arts
Author: Cowen, T.
Source: Journal of Cultural Economics, Volume 20, Number 2, 1996 , pp. 93-113(21)
Abstract:I examine and test hypotheses for the differential performance of men and women in the arts. I consider whether observed outcomes are best accounted for by differing innate and genetic endowments across the sexes, variations in training opportunities, maternal responsibilities, or discrimination in the marketplace. More generally, I also consider how social mechanisms can give rise to observed patterns of unequal achievement.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Department of Economics, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, U.S.A.
Publication date: January 1, 1996