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dc.contributor.authorBooth, Alison L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorNolen, Patrick J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-14en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:47:41Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:47:41Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201206146846-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58613-
dc.description.abstractRisk theories typically assume individuals make risky choices using probability weights that differ from objective probabilities. Recent theories suggest that probability weights vary depending on which portion of a risky environment is made salient. Using experimental data we show that salience affects young men and women differently, even after controlling for cognitive and non-cognitive skills. Men are significantly more likely than women to switch from a certain to a risky choice once the upside of winning is made salient, even though the expected value of the choice remains the same.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit |x6400en_US
dc.subject.jelD8en_US
dc.subject.jelD81en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordgenderen_US
dc.subject.keywordsalienceen_US
dc.subject.keywordrisk-aversionen_US
dc.subject.keywordprobability weightsen_US
dc.subject.keywordcognitive abilityen_US
dc.subject.stwRisikopräferenzen_US
dc.subject.stwKognitionen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwTesten_US
dc.titleSalience, risky choices and genderen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn715666754en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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