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dc.date2014-03
dc.date.available2015-11-06T16:24:58Z
dc.date.issued2014-03
dc.identifier.issn0167-2681
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10784/7519
dc.description.abstractSingle-sex classes within coeducational environments are likely to modify students' risk-taking attitudes in economically important ways. To test this, we designed a controlled experiment using first year college students who made choices over real-stakes lotteries at two distinct dates. Students were randomly assigned to weekly classes of three types: all female, all male, and coeducational. They were not allowed to change group subsequently. We found that women are less likely to make risky choices than men at both dates. However, after eight weeks in a single-sex class environment, women were significantly more likely to choose the lottery than their counterparts in coeducational groups. These results are robust to the inclusion of controls for IQ and for personality type, as well as to a number of sensitivity tests. Our findings suggest that observed gender differences in behaviour under uncertainty found in previous studies might partly reflect social learning rather than inherent gender traitseng
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherElseviereng
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Vol.99, 2014, pp.126-154spa
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dc.rightsrestrictedAccesseng
dc.rights© 2014 Elsevier B.V.spa
dc.sourceJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Vol.99, 2014, pp.126-154spa
dc.titleGender differences in risk aversion: Do single-sex environments affect their development?eng
dc.typearticleeng
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleeng
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersioneng
dc.rights.accessrightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccesseng
dc.type.localArtículospa
dc.subject.keywordCoeducationeng
dc.subject.keywordCognitive abilityeng
dc.subject.keywordGendereng
dc.subject.keywordGender identityeng
dc.subject.keywordRisk preferenceseng
dc.subject.keywordSingle-sex groupseng
dc.rights.localAcceso restringidospa
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-06T16:24:58Z
dc.type.hasVersionpublishedVersioneng
dc.type.hasVersionObra publicadaspa
dc.contributor.departmentEscuela de Economía y Finanzasspa
dc.contributor.departmentEconomíaspa
dc.contributor.authorBooth, A.bspa
dc.contributor.authorCardona-Sosa, L.cspa
dc.contributor.authorNolen, P.a.spa
dc.citation.journalTitleJournal of Economic Behavior and Organizationeng
dc.citation.volume99
dc.citation.spage126
dc.citation.epage154
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jebo.2013.12.017
dc.contributor.affiliationAustralian National University, Australiaspa
dc.contributor.affiliationCentral Bank of Colombia and Universidad EAFIT, Colombiaspa
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Essex, United Kingdomspa
dc.contributor.programEstudios en Economía y Empresaspa


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