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Do children make women more patient? Experimental evidence from Indian villages

Autor: doc. PhDr. Michal Bauer Ph.D.,
doc. PhDr. Julie Chytilová Ph.D.,
Typ: IES Working Papers
Rok: 2009
Číslo: 10
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Publikováno v: IES Working Papers 10/2009
Místo vydání: Prague
Klíčová slova: subjective discount rate; gender; experiment; India
JEL kódy: C93, D13, 012
Citace: Bauer, M., Chytilová, J. (2009). “ Do children make women more patient? Experimental evidence from Indian villages ” IES Working Paper 10/2009. IES FSV. Charles University.
Granty: Výzkumný záměr IES (2005-2011) Integrace české ekonomiky do Evropské unie a její rozvoj
Abstrakt: This paper studies gender heterogeneity in preferences. We used experimental methods to elicit the subjective discount rate and attitude toward risk in Indian villages. Results show that women made more patient choices than men and that their discount rate is related to number of children. No gender difference is found for individuals without children. Women’s discount rate declines up to four children, whereas men’s does not decline. Our findings suggest that conflictual interactions within a household are more likely when a couple has young children, and hence, spousal heterogeneity in patience is at its greatest.
Ke stažení: WP 2009_10_Bauer, Chytilova

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