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Children do not behave like adults: Gender gaps in performance and risk taking

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  • Säve Söderberg, Jenny

    (Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University)

  • Sjögren Lindquist, Gabriella

    (Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University)

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    Paper provided by Swedish Institute for Social Research in its series Working Paper Series with number 7/2013.

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    Length: 43 pages
    Date of creation: 13 Jan 2014
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:sofiwp:2013_007

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    Keywords: risk; children;

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