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Dynamic Repeated Random Dictatorship and Gender Discrimination

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  • Dittrich, Dennis Alexis Valin
  • Büchner, Susanne
  • Kulesz, Micaela Maria

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To reduce the cognitive experimenter demand effect we embed a dictator game in a more complex decision environment, a dynamic household savings decision problem, thus rendering the dictator decision to share some endowment less salient. We then use this game in a laboratory experiment to investigate gender specific allocation behaviour and discrimination. We observe that dictators treat females nicer than males independent of their own gender. Participants are not aware of their discriminating behaviour.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 54493.

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Keywords: repeated dictator game; altruistic preferences; gender discrimination;

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