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Gender and Marital Differences in Wealth and Investment Decisions: Implications for Researchers, Financial Professionals, and Educators

  • Angela Lyons
  • Urvi Neelakantan
  • Erik Scherpf

Wealth is an important source of financial well-being and investment is an important vehicle to accumulate wealth. A large body of literature has focused on analyzing the systematic differences in wealth and investment behavior across gender and marital states. This paper provides a broad overview of the extant research and its implications for researchers, financial professionals, and educators.

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Paper provided by Indiana State University, Scott College of Business, Networks Financial Institute in its series NFI Working Papers with number 2008-WP-02.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2008
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Handle: RePEc:nfi:nfiwps:2008-wp-02
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