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Are women expected to be more generous?

Fernando Aguiar, Pablo Brañas-Garza, Natalia Jiménez () and Luis Miller ()
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Fernando Aguiar: IAE,CSIC. Cordoba

Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Ramon Cobo-Reyes

No 07/08, ThE Papers from Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada.

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: dictator game; beliefs; expectations; generosity; gender. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C91 J16 D64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 6 pages
Date: 2007-12-31
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Journal Article: Are women expected to be more generous? (2009) Downloads
Working Paper: Gender based prescriptions: evidence for altruism (2006) Downloads
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