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Gender Roles and the Gender Expectations Gap

Francesco D’Acunto, Ulrike Malmendier () and Michael Weber

No 26837, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: Expectations about macro-finance variables, such as inflation, vary significantly across genders, even within the same household. We conjecture that traditional gender roles expose women and men to different economic signals in their daily lives, which in turn produce systematic variation in expectations. Using unique data on the contributions of men and women to household grocery chores, their resulting exposure to price signals, and their inflation expectations, we show that the gender expectations gap is tightly linked to participation in grocery shopping. We also document a gender gap in other economic expectations and discuss how it might affect economic choices.

JEL-codes: C90 D14 D84 E31 E52 G11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-03
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