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Portfolio choice: Evidence from new-borns

Francesca Gioia ()

Centro Studi di Banca e Finanza (CEFIN) (Center for Studies in Banking and Finance) from Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Dipartimento di Economia "Marco Biagi"

Abstract: This paper analyzes the role of newborn gender in households’ investment decisions. The results indicate that newborn gender is a significant predictor of both the real-location of financial wealth across different types of financial assets and households’investment diversification. Parenting a new baby boy is associated with a higher real-location of wealth towards cash while the share of financial wealth allocated to risky assets decreases. A new baby boy also significantly reduces the magnitude of portfo-lio diversification. We find no evidence that the relationship between newborn gender and investment allocation is driven by third variables that simultaneously affect gender and financial decisions. The relationship between newborn gender and the financial decision is particularly relevant to disentangle unconscious gender bias in households’investment decisions.

Keywords: Investment choice; Investment decision; Household savings; Gender; Newborns (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D14 G11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: pages 55
Date: 2019-10
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