Gender and preferences in a random sample

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Astri Muren - Stockholm University, Department of Economics

Description:

The data is from an experimental study of a simple random sample of about 1000 adults from the Swedish population. The sample is similar by gender, age, income and education to this population. In addition, we have a high response rate, and can detect no differences between non-response and response groups by the comparison variables we have access to. In all relevant respects, we have a representative sample of the Swedish population, and one of the larger samples in the experimental economics literature.
The experimental data measures preferences in a broad range of standard incentivized decisions related to altruism, fairness, cooperation, trust, coordination, risk and competitiveness. Different treatments vary the salience of the participant’s own gender, as well as the gender of the counterpart. While gender differences in previous experimental studies typically are studied without controlling for sociodemographic characteristics, we have data on age, gender income and education and other sociodemographic variables.

Principal organisation:

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Astri Muren - Stockholm University, Department of Economics

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 1021

Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to explore gender differences in a wide range of economic preferences in a representative sample. We will use a battery of standard games typically used in experimental economics and psychology, as well as common measures of risk preferences, competitiveness and time preferences. We will explore the same games and measures in three contexts, i.e with three settings, designed to explore different aspects of potential gender differences. These three settings will be investigated using three different treatments for each game and measure.

Description:

The data is from an experimental study of a simple random sample of about 1000 adults from the Swedish population. The sample is similar by gender, age, income and education to this population. In addition, we have a high response rate, and can detect no differences between non-response and response groups by the comparison variables we have access to. In all relevant respects, we have a representative sample of the Swedish population, and one of the larger samples in the experimental economics literature.
The experimental data measures preferences in a broad range of standard incentivized decisions related to altruism, fairness, cooperation, trust, coordination, risk and competitiveness. Different treatments vary the salience of the participant’s own gender, as well as the gender of the counterpart. While gender differences in previous experimental studies typically are studied without controlling for sociodemographic characteristics, we have data on age, gender income and education and other sociodemographic variables.

Time period(s) investigated:

2010-01-01 — ongoing

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 2011-09-29 — 2012-11-30

Source of the data: Population group

Unit of analysis:

Sampling procedure:

Probability
Two independent random samples have been drawn among all registered in Sweden aged between 18 and 73 years. Number of sample records:
• By phone: 2349 records
• By mail surveys: 800 records

Ethics Review:

Stockholm —2011/890-31/5

Publications

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Anne Boschini, Anna Dreber, Emma von Essen, Astri Muren, Eva Ranehill, Gender and altruism in a random sample, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Volume 77, 2018, Pages 72-77, ISSN 2214-8043, <https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2018.09.005>

Boschini, Anne Daniela and Dreber, Anna and von Essen, Emma and Muren, Astri and Ranehill, Eva, Gender, Risk Preferences and Willingness to Compete in a Random Sample of the Swedish Population (March 29, 2019). Available at SSRN: <https://ssrn.com/abstract=3241415> or <http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3241415>

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Version 1.0:

2017-04-19 doi:10.5878/002892

Dataset SND 1021-001

A combined experiment and survey study focusing on gender and economic preferences, interview by phone

Citation:

Astri Muren. Stockholm University, Department of Economics (2017). A combined experiment and survey study focusing on gender and economic preferences, interview by phone. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002892

Description:

The survey is an OSU of the Swedish population aged 18-73 years from 2011-08-19. It has been implemented by two methods, telephone interviews and distribution of printed questionnaires.
Of the sample, 2349 respondents answered by telephone.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Time period(s) investigated:

2011-08-01 — 2012-11-30

Variables:

71

Response rate/participation rate:

52%

Version 1.0:

2017-04-19 doi:10.5878/002893

Dataset SND 1021-002

A combined experiment and survey study focusing on gender and economic preferences, postal questionnaire

Citation:

Astri Muren. Stockholm University, Department of Economics (2017). A combined experiment and survey study focusing on gender and economic preferences, postal questionnaire. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002893

Description:

The survey is an OSU of the Swedish population aged 18-73 years from 2011-08-19. It has been implemented by two methods, telephone interviews and distribution of printed questionnaires.
Of the sample, 800 respondents answered by postal questionnaire.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Time period(s) investigated:

2011-08-01 — 2012-11-30

Variables:

27

Response rate/participation rate:

49%

Version 1.0:

2017-04-19 doi:10.5878/002894

Dataset SND 1021-003

A combined experiment and survey study focusing on gender and economic preferences, loss from the telephone interviews

Citation:

Astri Muren. Stockholm University, Department of Economics (2017). A combined experiment and survey study focusing on gender and economic preferences, loss from the telephone interviews. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002894

Description:

The survey is an OSU of the Swedish population aged 18-73 years from 2011-08-19. It has been implemented by two methods, telephone interviews and distribution of printed questionnaires.
Of the sample, 2349 respondents answered by telephone.

Loss Accounting

Phone Part Amount:
Gross Selection: 2349.
Net Selection (with phone numbers): 2023.
Completed interviews: 1003.
Refusal - Do not want to participate: 623.
Covering - Not included in the target group, for example, due to illness, language dif

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Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Time period(s) investigated:

2011-08-01 — 2012-11-30

Version 1.0:

2017-04-19 doi:10.5878/002895

Dataset SND 1021-004

A combined experiment and survey study focusing on gender and economic preferences, loss from the postal questionnaire

Citation:

Astri Muren. Stockholm University, Department of Economics (2017). A combined experiment and survey study focusing on gender and economic preferences, loss from the postal questionnaire. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002895

Description:

The survey is an OSU of the Swedish population aged 18-73 years from 2011-08-19. It has been implemented by two methods, telephone interviews and distribution of printed questionnaires.
Of the sample, 800 respondents answered by postal questionnaire.

Loss Accounting:

The size of the sample was 800 to the postal questionnaire.
Gross Selection: 800.
Net Selection (correct address): 763.
Submitted surveys: 374.
Refusal - Do not participate, including submitted blank questionnaire: 8.
For late-bre

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Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Time period(s) investigated:

2011-08-01 — 2012-11-30