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Gender, risk preferences and willingness to compete in a random sample of the Swedish population
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI). Aarhus University, Denmark.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
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Number of Authors: 52019 (English)In: Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, ISSN 2214-8043, E-ISSN 2214-8051, Vol. 83, article id 101467Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Experimental results from student and other non-representative convenience samples often suggest that men, on average, are more risk taking and competitive than women. We explore whether these gender preference gaps also exist in incentivized tasks in a simple random sample of the Swedish adult population. Our design comprises four different conditions to systematically explore how the experimental context may impact gender gaps; a baseline condition, a condition where participants are primed with their own gender, and two conditions where the participants know the gender of their counterpart (man or woman). We further look at competitiveness in two domains: a math task and a verbal task. We find no gender gap in risk taking or competitiveness in the verbal task in this random sample. There is some support for men being more competitive than women in the math task in the pooled sample, but the effect size is small. We further find no consistent impact of the respective conditions on (the absence of) the gender gap in preferences.

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2019. Vol. 83, article id 101467
Keywords [en]
Gender differences, Competitiveness, Risk taking, Experiment, Random representative sample
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Economics and Business Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-177606DOI: 10.1016/j.socec.2019.101467ISI: 000501796400006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-177606DiVA, id: diva2:1384994
Available from: 2020-01-13 Created: 2020-01-13 Last updated: 2020-01-13Bibliographically approved

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