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Can Risk-taking Preferences be Modified? Some Experimental Evidence

Booth, Alison; Nolen, Patrick


We summarize our two sets of controlled experiments designed to see whether single-sex classes within co-educational environments modify students' risk-taking attitudes. In Booth and Nolen (2012b), subjects are in school years 10 and 11, while in Booth et al. (2014), they are first-year university students randomly assigned to single-sex and co-educational classes. Both studies show that while on average females are significantly less likely than men to make risky choices, on exposure to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: CESifo Economic Studies
DOI: 10.1093/cesifo/ifu018


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