Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Discrimination based upon one's gender has existed throughout history. This study analyzes impact of gender-based price disparities on the cost of personal care and adult clothing products. One goal is to uncover third-degree price discrimination between males and females. While there is a difference in the average cost of goods used in this study, the only significant evidence of price discrimination was males experiencing lower prices at one store. This study also accounts for the difference in cost of unisex goods. I discovered that there are significant pricing differences for pricing of unisex goods and at retailers in comparison to male and female goods. While there was no clear pattern in the significance of results, I suggest further analysis of how gender-neutral products are priced in comparison to gendered goods.
Boyle, Amelia, "Does Gender Impact Price? The Effect of Third-Degree Price Discrimination in Personal Care and Adult Clothing Products" (2022). Economics Student Theses and Capstone Projects. 157.