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Are women expected to be more generous?

  • Fernando Aguiar

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  • Pablo Brañas-Garza

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  • Ramón Cobo-Reyes

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  • Natalia Jimenez

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  • Luis Miller

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This paper analyzes if men and women are expected to behave dif- ferently regarding altruism. Since the dictator game provides the most suitable design for studying altruism and generosity in the lab setting, we use a modi.ed version to study the beliefs involved in the game. Our results are substantial: men and women are expected to behave di¤er- ently. Moreover, while women believe that women are more generous, men consider women as generous as men.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Experimental Economics.

Volume (Year): 12 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 93-98

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