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Are women expected to be more generous?

  • Fernando Aguiar

    (IAE,CSIC. Cordoba)

  • Pablo Brañas-Garza

    ()

    (Department of Economic Theory and Economic History, University of Granada.)

  • Natalia Jiménez

    ()

    (Department of Economic Theory and Economic History, University of Granada.)

  • Luis Miller

    (Max Plank Institute of Economics)

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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Paper provided by Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada. in its series ThE Papers with number 07/08.

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Length: 6 pages
Date of creation: 31 Dec 2007
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Handle: RePEc:gra:wpaper:07/08
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