Factors Related to Risk Tolerance

Posted: 1 Feb 1997 Last revised: 19 Jul 2011

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Jaimie Sung

Korea University of Technology & Education (KUT)

Sherman D. Hanna

Ohio State University (OSU)


Effects of financial and demographic variables on risk tolerance were estimated for households with an employed respondent in the 1992 Survey of Consumer Finances. Logistic regression analysis showed that female headed households were less likely to be risk tolerant than otherwise similar households with a male head or a married couple. Differences in risk tolerance by gender/marital status, ethnic group and education could be due to differences in understanding of the nature of risk.

JEL Classification: D81

Suggested Citation

Sung, Jaimie and Hanna, Sherman D., Factors Related to Risk Tolerance. Financial Counseling and Planning, Vol. 7, 1996. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2234 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2234

Jaimie Sung

Korea University of Technology & Education (KUT) ( email )

Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Sherman D. Hanna (Contact Author)

Ohio State University (OSU) ( email )

1787 Neil Avenue
Campbell 265D
Columbus, OH 43210
United States
614-292-4584 (Phone)

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