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Gender, risk preferences and willingness to compete in a random sample of the Swedish population


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Title: Gender, risk preferences and willingness to compete in a random sample of the Swedish population
Authors: Boschini, Anne
Dreber, Anna
von Essen, Emma
Muren, Astri
Ranehill, Eva
Issue Date: Aug-2018
Extent: 27
Publication type: report
Publisher: University of Gothenburg
Organization: Dept. of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
740
Keywords: gender differences
competitiveness
risk-taking
experiment
random representative sample
Abstract: Experimental results from student or other non-representative convenience samples often suggest that men, on average, are more risk-taking and competitive than women. Here we explore whether these gender preference gaps also exist in a simple random sample of the Swedish adult population. Our design comprises four different treatments to systematically explore how the experimental context may impact gender gaps; a baseline treatment, a treatment where participants are primed with their own gen... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL codes: D91, C83, C91
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/57527
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