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dc.contributor.authorBorghans, Lexen_US
dc.contributor.authorGolsteyn, Bart H. H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHeckman, James Josephen_US
dc.contributor.authorMeijers, Huuben_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-03en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:55:49Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:55:49Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2009021695en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35728-
dc.description.abstractThis paper demonstrates gender differences in risk aversion and ambiguity aversion. It also contributes to a growing literature relating economic preference parameters to psychological measures by asking whether variations in preference parameters among persons, and in particular across genders, can be accounted for by differences in personality traits and traits of cognition. Women are more risk averse than men. Over an initial range, women require no further compensation for the introduction of ambiguity but men do. At greater levels of ambiguity, women have the same marginal distaste for increased ambiguity as men. Psychological variables account for some of the interpersonal variation in risk aversion. They explain none of the differences in ambiguity.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA discussion papers |x3985en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelD03en_US
dc.subject.jelD80en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordGenderen_US
dc.subject.keywordrisk aversionen_US
dc.subject.keywordambiguity aversionen_US
dc.subject.stwRisikopräferenzen_US
dc.subject.stwRisikoaversionen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwEntscheidung bei Unsicherheiten_US
dc.subject.stwPersönlichkeitspsychologieen_US
dc.subject.stwKognitionen_US
dc.subject.stwTesten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleGender differences in risk aversion and ambiguity aversionen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn592897184en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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