Gender Differences in Preferences
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AbstractThis 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.
Citation2009. "Gender Differences in Preferences." Journal of Economic Literature, 47 (2): 448-74. DOI: 10.1257/jel.47.2.448
- D12 Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
- D81 Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
- J16 Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination