This study examined whether women use exact change more often than men when paying cash for purchases. Patrons at McDonalds and Wal-Mart were observed paying for items with either exact change ($2.53 for $2.53), bills and change ($2.75 for $2.53), bills only ($5 for $2.53), as well as 'evening up' ($5.53 for $2.53). Results indicate that women are more likely to use exact change or 'evening up' more often than men. Various explanatory theories are offered for this behavior.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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McCroskey, Monica J.
"Use of Exact Change When Purchasing Items,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 5:
1, Article 17.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol5/iss1/17