Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/83337
Authors: 
Bauer, Michal
Chytilová, Julie
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
IES Working Paper 10/2009
Abstract: 
This paper studies gender heterogeneity in preferences. We used experimental methods to elicit the subjective discount rate and attitude toward risk in Indian villages. Results show that women made more patient choices than men and that their discount rate is related to number of children. No gender difference is found for individuals without children. Women's discount rate declines up to four children, whereas men's does not decline. Our findings suggest that conflictual interactions within a household are more likely when a couple has young children, and hence, spousal heterogeneity in patience is at its greatest.
Subjects: 
subjective discount rate
gender
experiment
India
JEL: 
C93
D13
O12
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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