Children Do Not Behave Like Adults: Gender Gaps in Performance and Risk Taking within a Random Social Context in the High-Stakes Game Shows Jeopardy and Junior Jeopardy

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Säve-Söderbergh, Jenny; Lindquist, Gabriella Sjögren;
  • Publisher: Stockholm : The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University
  • Subject: gender identity | risk attitudes, children, gender differences, gender of the opponent, child-adult differences, natural experiment, gender identity | D03 | J16 | gender differences | child-adult differences | natural experiment | children | risk attitudes | D81 | C93 | gender of the opponent
    • jel: jel:D03 | jel:D81 | jel:C93 | jel:J16
      ddc: ddc:330

Using unique panel data, we compare cognitive performance and wagering behavior of children (10-11 years) with adults playing in the Swedish version of the TV-shows Jeopardy and Junior Jeopardy. Although facing the same well-known high-stakes game, and controlling for p... View more
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