Gender and Preferences at a Young Age: Evidence from Armenia

@article{Khachatryan2014GenderAP,
  title={Gender and Preferences at a Young Age: Evidence from Armenia},
  author={Karen Khachatryan and Anna Dreber and Emma von Essen and Eva Ranehill},
  journal={Microeconomics: Decision-Making under Risk \& Uncertainty eJournal},
  year={2014}
}
We look at gender differences in competitiveness, risk preferences and altruism in a large sample of children and adolescents aged 7–16 in Armenia. Post-Soviet Armenia has few formal barriers to gender equality but is also characterized by a patrilineal kinship system and traditional gender roles. In contrast to research conducted in Western countries, we find that girls increase their performance more than boys in response to competition in a running task. We find no gender differences in the… 
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