Volunteers and Pseudo-Volunteers: The Effect of Recruitment Method in Dictator Experiments
AbstractWe report the results of experiments that test for behavioral differences between volunteer subjects recruited in the usual way and pseudo-volunteer subjects in experiments conducted during class time. In a series of dictator games, we find that psuedo-volunteers are more generous on average than their volunteer counterparts, and that non-monetary factors such as religious or altruistic preferences have a greater effect on the giving behavior of pseudo-volunteers. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
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Volume (Year): 3 (2000)
Issue (Month): 2 (October)
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experimental methodology; dictator game; charitable giving;
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