In Bloom: Gender Differences in Preferences Among Adolescents

  title={In Bloom: Gender Differences in Preferences Among Adolescents},
  author={Anna Dreber and Emma von Essen and Eva Ranehill},
  journal={Behavioral \& Experimental Economics eJournal},
We look at gender differences among adolescents in Sweden in preferences for altruism, risk and competition. We find that girls are more altruistic and less risk taking than boys. No gender differences are found comparing competitive performance with non-competitive performance in either a verbal or a mathematical task. Boys and girls are also equally likely to self-select into competition in the verbal task, but boys are significantly more likely to choose to compete in math. However, this… 
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