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Students, Temporary Workers and Co-Op Workers: An Experimental Investigation on Social Preferences

Davide Dragone (), Fabio Galeotti and Raimondello Orsini ()
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Raimondello Orsini: Department of Economics, University of Bologna, Piazza Scaravilli 2, 40126 Bologna, Italy

Games, 2015, vol. 6, issue 2, 1-45

Abstract: We conduct an artefactual field experiment to compare the individual preferences and propensity to cooperate of three pools of subjects: Undergraduate students, temporary workers and permanent workers. We find that students are more selfish and contribute less than workers. Temporary and permanent contract workers have similar other-regarding preferences and display analogous contribution patterns in an anonymous Public Good Game.

Keywords: temporary worker; decomposed game technique; dictator game; public good game; experiment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C C7 C70 C71 C72 C73 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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