Gender based prescriptions: evidence for altruism
Natalia Jiménez () and
Luis Miller ()
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Fernando Aguiar: IESA/CSIC
No 06/11, ThE Papers from Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada.
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.
Keywords: prescriptions; dictator game; beliefs; generosity; gender (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C91 D64 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 22 pages
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-exp, nep-ltv and nep-soc
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Journal Article: Are women expected to be more generous? (2009)
Working Paper: Are women expected to be more generous? (2007)
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