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(The Daily Mail) Do women gamble and take risks less than men? Don't bet on it, says researcher


Many research studies have suggested that men are more willing to take risks than women - but one researcher is saying 'not so fast'.

Julie Nelson, from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, said differences between the genders have been over-exaggerated by previous studies, and ignored strong overlap in decisions between men and women.

Her paper, 'Are Women Really More Risk-Averse Than Men?', published this week, looked at previous studies which looked into how genders acted in gambling situations.

Nelson, the chairman of the economics department, said: “My paper goes over the literature and says "not so fast".'


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