Men, Women and Risk Aversion: Experimental Evidence
HANDBOOK OF EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS RESULTS, Vol. 1, Ch.113, pp. 1061-1073, C. Plott, V. Smith, eds., New York, Elsevier, 2008
16 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2011
Date Written: 2008
This paper reviews the results from experimental measures of risk aversion for evidence of systematic differences in the behavior of men and women. In most studies, women are found to be more averse to risk than men. Studies with contextual frames show less consistent results.
Keywords: Risk Aversion, Gender, Laboratory experiment
JEL Classification: C91, D81, J16
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