Gender and Marital Differences in Wealth and Investment Decisions: Implications for Researchers, Financial Professionals, and Educators
Networks Financial Institute Working Paper No. 2008-WP-02
29 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2008
Date Written: March 1, 2008
Wealth is an important source of financial well-being and investment is an important vehicle to accumulate wealth. A large body of literature has focused on analyzing the systematic differences in wealth and investment behavior across gender and marital states. This paper provides a broad overview of the extant research and its implications for researchers, financial professionals, and educators.
Keywords: Wealth, investments, risk tolerance, portfolio allocation, household bargaining, financial education
JEL Classification: D13, D14, J1, G11
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