GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ECONOMIC EXPERIMENTS


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Ergun S. J. , Garcia-Munoz T., Fernanda Rivas M.

REVISTA INTERNACIONAL DE SOCIOLOGIA, vol.70, pp.99-111, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3989/ris.2011.04.19
  • Title of Journal : REVISTA INTERNACIONAL DE SOCIOLOGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-111

Abstract

This paper reviews the experimental economics literature on gender differences concerning four salient subjects: risk aversion, trust, deception and leadership. We review both experiments conducted in a laboratory and field experiments. We summarize very briefly the main characteristics of the experiments we review and point out the main results related to gender differences. The vast majority of the articles we have revised document gender differences in behavior; differences which could be explained by sex-role stereotypes which could be formed even in early stages of life and/or hormonal differences such as the female hormone oxytocin or estrogen.