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Do Gender Preference Gaps Impact Policy Outcomes?


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Title: Do Gender Preference Gaps Impact Policy Outcomes?
Authors: Ranehill, Eva
Weber, Roberto A.
Issue Date: Nov-2017
Extent: 60
Publication type: report
Organization: Dept. of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
713
Keywords: gender differences
risk
altruism
redistributive preferences
experiment
Abstract: A large body of evidence documents systematic gender differences in a variety of important economic preferences, such as risk-taking, competition and pro-sociality. One potential implication of this literature is that increased female representation in decision-making bodies may significantly affect organizational and policy outcomes. However, research has yet to establish a direct connection from gender differences in simple economic choice tasks, to voting over policy and to the resulting ou... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL: C91, C92
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/54361
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