Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96836
Authors: 
Booth, Alison L.
Nolen, Patrick J.
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 4751
Abstract: 
We summarise our two sets of controlled experiments designed to see if single-sex classes within coeducational environments modify studentsf risk]taking attitudes. In Booth and Nolen (2012b), subjects are in years 10 and 11, while in Booth, Cardona]Sosa and Nolen (2014), they are first]year university students randomly assigned to single]sex and coed classes. While on average females are significantly less likely than men to make risky choices, on exposure to single]sex environments they behave the same as the males. Thus part of the observed gender difference in behavior under uncertainty found in previous studies might reflect social learning rather than inherent gender traits.
Subjects: 
gender
risk preferences
single-sex groups
cognitive ability
JEL: 
C90
C91
C92
J16
D01
D80
J16
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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