Are Women More Sensitive to the Decision-Making Context?
AbstractWe conduct an experiment to assess gender differences across different economic contexts. Specifically, we test whether women are more sensitive to the decision-making context in situations in which different fairness principles can be used. We find that women adopt more often than men conditional fairness principles that require information about the context. Furthermore, while most men adopt only one decision principle, most women switch between multiple decision principles. These results complement and reinforce Croson and Gneezy's organizing explanation of greater context sensitivity of women.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Oxford, Nuffield College in its series Discussion Papers with number 2010004.
Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2010
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Context-sensitivity; Distributive Justice; Gender differences;
Other versions of this item:
- Miller, Luis & Ubeda, Paloma, 2012. "Are women more sensitive to the decision-making context?," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 83(1), pages 98-104.
- C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-12-04 (All new papers)
- NEP-EXP-2010-12-04 (Experimental Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2010-12-04 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
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- Are Women More Sensitive to the Decision-Making Context?
by maximorossi in NEP-LTV blog on 2010-12-09 14:23:45
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