Gender , financial risk , and probability weights

  title={Gender , financial risk , and probability weights},
  author={Helga Fehr-Duda and Manuele de Gennaro and Renate Schubert},
Women are commonly stereotyped as more risk averse than men in financial decision making. In this paper we examine whether this stereotype reflects actual differences in risk taking behavior by means of a laboratory experiment with monetary incentives. Gender differences in risk taking may be due to differences in subjects’ valuations of outcomes or to the way probabilities are processed. The results of our experiment indicate that men and women differ in their probability weighting schemes… CONTINUE READING

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