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Gender Differences in Preferences

Rachel Croson () and Uri Gneezy

Journal of Economic Literature, 2009, vol. 47, issue 2, 448-74

Abstract: 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.

JEL-codes: D12 D81 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
Note: DOI: 10.1257/jel.47.2.448
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