Sex Ratio and the Financial Consequences of Too Many Men

How does the ratio of men to women in an environment influence saving, borrowing, and spending? We show that male-biased sex ratios lead men to discount the future, decreasing savings and increasing borrowing for immediate expenditures. A scarcity of women also increased expectations that men will spend more during courtship.



Citation:

Vladas Griskevicius and Joshua Ackerman (2011) ,"Sex Ratio and the Financial Consequences of Too Many Men", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 39, eds. Rohini Ahluwalia, Tanya L. Chartrand, and Rebecca K. Ratner, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 13-14.

Authors

Vladas Griskevicius, University of Minnesota, USA
Joshua Ackerman, MIT, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 39 | 2011



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