Gender Differences in Preferences
Journal of Economic Literature
no. 2, June 2009
This paper reviews the literature on gender differences in economic experiments.
In the three main sections, we identify robust differences in risk preferences, social
(other-regarding) preferences, and competitive preferences. We also speculate on the
source of these differences, as well as on their implications. Our hope is that this
article will serve as a resource for those seeking to understand gender differences and
to use as a starting point to illuminate the debate on gender-specific outcomes in the
labor and goods markets.
Croson, Rachel, and Uri Gneezy.
"Gender Differences in Preferences."
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Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination