The impact of gender and age on risk-taking attitudes

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dc.contributor.advisor Dilmaghani, Maryam
dc.creator Sun, Weinan
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-29T15:05:22Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-29T15:05:22Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/26432
dc.description 1 online resource (ii, 16 p.)
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 11-12).
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the extent of gender difference in attitudes towards risk, and its persistence across age-cohorts. Pooled micro data based on Canadian Surveys of Household Spending, conducted annually from 1996 to 2009, are used to estimate a multivariate regression equation. Also, by creating a panel data and using random effect method, presence of any statistically significant difference across Canadian provinces in insurance spending over this period is investigated. The multivariate regression estimates show that, in accordance with the previous literature, females are more risk averse than males. The gender risk-aversion gap appears to be closing for younger cohorts. The panel estimation reveals a pattern consistent with a positive relationship with mean income and expenditure on home-insurance. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.title The impact of gender and age on risk-taking attitudes en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Applied Economics
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Economics
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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