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Nonlinear linkages between financial risk tolerance and demographic characteristics

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  • Robert Faff
  • Terrence Hallahan
  • Michael McKenzie

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We explore the nonlinear linkage between financial risk tolerance and demographic characteristics. Our tests support the nonlinear role of age, income and number of dependents.

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  • Robert Faff & Terrence Hallahan & Michael McKenzie, 2009. "Nonlinear linkages between financial risk tolerance and demographic characteristics," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(13), pages 1329-1332.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:16:y:2009:i:13:p:1329-1332
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850701381123
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