Gender differences in competitiveness and risk taking : Comparing children in Colombia and Sweden

@inproceedings{Crdenasa2011GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in competitiveness and risk taking : Comparing children in Colombia and Sweden},
  author={Juan-Camilo C{\'a}rdenasa and Anna Dreberb and Emma von Essenc and Eva Ranehilld},
  year={2011}
}
  • Juan-Camilo Cárdenasa, Anna Dreberb, +1 author Eva Ranehilld
  • Published 2011
We explore gender differences in preferences for competition and risk among children aged 9–12 in Colombia and Sweden, two countries differing in gender equality according to macro indices. We include four types of tasks that vary in gender stereotyping when looking at competitiveness: running, skipping rope, math and word search. We find that boys and girls are equally competitive in all tasks and all measures in Colombia. Unlike the consistent results in Colombia, the results in Sweden are… CONTINUE READING