Gender differences in preferences

Rachel Croson, Uri Gneezy

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)448-474
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Economic Literature
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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