Table 2.

Regression of risk aversion on digit ratio

Whole sample
Only men
Only women
IIIIIIIVVVIVII
Average digit ratio41.7669.544−2.370−37.161−43.28579.03486.532
(32.215)(32.523)(36.832)(40.959)(42.457)(50.192)(68.884)
Gender: Female = 17.544***9.575***
(2.615)(3.477)
Testosterone (pg/mL)0.0370.051−0.019
(0.044)(0.050)(0.094)
Observations1811811751161126563
R-squared0.0070.0520.0540.0060.0170.0240.021
  • This table shows Ordinary Least Squares regressions of the premium a subject was willing to pay to avoid a 50/50 lottery $0/$200 on the 2D:4D digit ratio. Risk aversion is positively correlated with the digit ratio. Heteroschedasticity robust standard errors are reported in brackets.

  • * Means significantly different from zero at the 10% level (two-tail t test),

  • ** at the 5% level, and

  • *** at the 1% level.