Gender Differences (Experimental Evidence)
Laboratory experiments find differences between women and men in three main areas: altruism, risk aversion and competition. The types of experiments and findings are described, and findings summarized. These results parallel similar findings in other social sciences, and are consistent with observed differences in the field.
KeywordsAltruism Altruism in experiments Charitable giving Competition Cooperation Dictator game Experimental economics Gender differences Gender gap Overconfidence Preference elicitation Risk aversion Social dilemma Ultimatum game Women’s work and wages
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