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Ana Trindade Ribeiro

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Graduate Student Research Funding | 2018 - 2019 Academic Year

Do What I Do, or Do What I Say? How Parents’ Attitudes and Expectations Shape the Gender Gap in Competition for the Next Generation

Gender gaps in test scores, wages, and competition are well documented for high-income countries, but many developing countries remain blind to the fact that women and men have different opportunities and experiences throughout life. This research proposes an investigation into gendered behavior among low-income students and their parents in Brazil. Willingness to compete has been shown to predict educational and career outcomes, so Trindade Ribeiro will be using a competition experiment in a lab-in-the-field to understand how parents’ attitudes and expectations affect the behavior of girls and boys. 

Ana Trindade Ribeiro, School of Education

Ana Trindade Ribeiro

Ana Trindade Ribeiro is a PhD student in the Graduate School of Education. Her interests center on the intersection of development, public and behavioral economics. Trindade Ribeiro dedicates her research to understanding the effect of policies that target inequality in developing countries, focusing on educational and labor market opportunity differences for minorities and women. Prior to attending Stanford, she obtained a BA in economics from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and an MA in economics from University of São Paulo (Brazil).

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