Gender Differences in Competitiveness and Risk-Taking Among Children, Teenagers, and College Students: Evidence from Jeopardy!

  title={Gender Differences in Competitiveness and Risk-Taking Among Children, Teenagers, and College Students: Evidence from Jeopardy!},
  author={Michael Jetter and Jay K. Walker},
  journal={Behavioral \& Experimental Economics eJournal},
Studying competitiveness and risk-taking among Jeopardy! contestants in the US, this paper analyzes whether and how gender differences emerge with age and by gender of opponent. Our samples contain 186 children (aged 10–12), 310 teenagers (aged 13–17), and 299 undergraduate college students. We measure competitiveness via the likelihood of (i) winning an episode, (ii) responding to a clue (i.e., 'buzzing' in), and (iii) responding correctly to a clue. Risk-taking is assessed via Daily Double… 
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