Risk-taking middle-borns: A study on birth-order and risk preferences
AbstractWe analyze the impacts of birth order and presence/absence of siblings on risk preferences with respect to economic, health/safety, and sport/lifestyle related risks. We study both the answer to a hypothetical lottery question and stated risky behavior and find that middle-borns are consistently less risk averse than others irrespective of the type of risk. Moreover, the answer to the lottery question is strongly correlated with economic and sport/lifestyle related risky behavior.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 438.
Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 29 Mar 2010
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siblings; birth-order; middle-born; different risks; lottery;
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