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Gender Differences in Preferences

  • Rachel Croson
  • Uri Gneezy

This paper reviews the literature on gender differences in economic experiments. In the three main sections, we identify robust differences in risk preferences, social (other-regarding) preferences, and competitive preferences. We also speculate on the source of these differences, as well as on their implications. Our hope is that this article will serve as a resource for those seeking to understand gender differences and to use as a starting point to illuminate the debate on gender-specific outcomes in the labor and goods markets.

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Volume (Year): 47 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 448-474

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