Financial risk-taking and the gender wage gap
Per-Anders Edin and
Håkan Selin ()
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Håkan Selin: IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy, Postal: Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy, P O Box 513, SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden
No 2020:16, Working Paper Series from IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy
Could differences in risk attitudes explain parts of the gender wage gap? We present estimates on the association between labor market outcomes and financial risk-taking using individual level administrative data on individual wealth portfolios and wage rates. The individual’s share of risky to total financial assets i s significantly and positively associated with the wage rate. However, it turns out that our risk measure explains only a small part of the observed gender difference in wages.
Keywords: Wages; human capital; financial risk (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D80 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 54 pages
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Journal Article: Financial Risk-Taking and the Gender Wage Gap (2022)
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