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Gender and generosity: does degree of anonymity or group gender composition matter?

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  • C. Cadsby

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  • Maroš Servátka
  • Fei Song

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Employing a two-by-two factorial design that manipulates whether dictator groups are single or mixed-sex and whether procedures are single or double-blind, we examine gender effect in a standard dictator game. No gender effect was found in any of the experimental treatments. Moreover, neither single- versus mixed-sex groups nor level of anonymity had any impact on either male or female behavior.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Experimental Economics.

Volume (Year): 13 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 299-308

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Handle: RePEc:kap:expeco:v:13:y:2010:i:3:p:299-308

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Keywords: Other-regarding; Selfish; Altruism; Gender; Dictator; Anonymity; Experiment; Priming; C91; D64;

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Cited by:
  1. Boschini, Anne & Muren, Astri & Persson, Mats, 2009. "Constructing Gender in the Economics Lab," Research Papers in Economics 2009:15, Stockholm University, Department of Economics.
  2. Stoop, Jan, 2012. "From the lab to the field: envelopes, dictators and manners," MPRA Paper 37048, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Lotito, Gianna & Migheli, Matteo & Ortona, Guido, 2011. "An experimental inquiry into the nature of relational goods," POLIS Working Papers 160, Institute of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS.
  4. Morita, Hodaka & Servátka, Maroš, 2013. "Group identity and relation-specific investment: An experimental investigation," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 58(C), pages 95-109.
  5. Luis Miller & Paloma Ubeda, 2010. "Are Women More Sensitive to the Decision-Making Context?," Discussion Papers 2010004, University of Oxford, Nuffield College.

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