Time for Helping
Anastasia Danilov and
Timo Vogelsang ()
No 05-05, Cologne Graduate School Working Paper Series from Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences
This study investigates whether individuals engage in prosocial behavior when it requires their time but not money. In a lab experiment with rigorous anonymity arrangements, subjects receive their payoff beforehand and can engage in a tedious task to increase the earnings of a passive recipient. We find that individuals work for a significant amount of time.
Keywords: Laboratory experiment; social preferences; time; opportunity costs; volunteering; altruism (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C91 D64 J22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-exp, nep-ger, nep-hrm and nep-soc
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Journal Article: Time for helping (2016)
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