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Title:The impact of gender on individual decisions: Evidence from the "Millionaire Show" PDF Logo
Authors:Lehmann, Erik E.
Warning, Susanne
Issue Date:2003
Series/Report no.:Diskussionsbeiträge: Serie 1, Universität Konstanz, Rechts-, Wirtschafts- und Verwaltungswissenschaftliche Sektion, Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften 325
Abstract:In order to analyse whether women and men differ in their decision making under risk and uncertainty, we use data from the game show 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?'. It turns out that i) there are gender differences in choosing a lottery or a certain value only for 'largestakes' lotteries, ii) the decision making process differs significantly between 'small' and 'large' stake lotteries for both women and men, and iii) people with lower income tend to react more reluctant to choose a kind of certain value in order of a lottery. The results hold even after controlling for socio-economic variables.
Subjects:Decision-making under uncertainty
Gender differences
gambling
JEL:D81
J16
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:bsz:352-opus-11742
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Diskussionsbeiträge, Serie I: Volkswirtschaftliche Beiträge, Universität Konstanz

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