Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/216554
Authors: 
D'Acunto, Francesco
Malmendier, Ulrike M.
Weber, Michael
Weber, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 8158
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.
Subjects: 
gender gap
expectations
perceptions
experiences
exposure
JEL: 
C90
D14
D84
E31
E52
G11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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