A reconsideration of gender differences in risk attitudes
Antonio Filippin () and
Paolo Crosetto ()
Working Papers from Grenoble Applied Economics Laboratory (GAEL)
This paper reconsiders the wide agreement that females are more risk averse than males providing a leap forward in its understanding. Thoroughly surveying the literature we first find that gender differences are less ubiquitous than usually depicted. Gathering the microdata of an even larger sample of Holt and Laury replications we boost the statistical power of the test and we show that the magnitude of gender differences, although significant, is economically unimportant. We conclude that gender differences systematically correlate with the features of the elicitation method used and in particular the availability of a safe option and fixed probabilities.
Keywords: GENDER; RISK; SURVEY (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C81 C91 D81 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ent, nep-exp and nep-upt
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (9) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:gbl:wpaper:2014-01
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Working Papers from Grenoble Applied Economics Laboratory (GAEL)
Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by Agnès Vertier ().