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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 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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Article provided by Springer in its journal Experimental Economics.

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

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