Gender based prescriptions: evidence for altruism
AbstractThis paper analyzes the way in which men and women are expected to behave differently in an experimental situation. To do so, we concentrate on a single topic: altruism. Since the dictator game provides the most suitable design for studying altruism and generosity in the lab setting, we use a modified version to study the beliefs involved in the game. Our results are substantial: men and women are expected to behave differently and both believe that women are more generous. These two premises affect their behavior.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada. in its series ThE Papers with number 06/11.
Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 14 Dec 2006
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prescriptions; dictator game; beliefs; generosity; gender;
Other versions of this item:
- C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
- D64 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Altruism; Philanthropy
- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-01-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBE-2007-01-02 (Cognitive & Behavioural Economics)
- NEP-EXP-2007-01-02 (Experimental Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2007-01-02 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
- NEP-SOC-2007-01-02 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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