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Discrimination by Gender and Social Distance

Martin Dufwenberg () and Astri Muren ()
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Martin Dufwenberg: Dept. of Economics, Stockholm University, Postal: Department of Economics, Stockholm University, S-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden, http://www.ne.su.se/

No 2002:2, Research Papers in Economics from Stockholm University, Department of Economics

Abstract: We examine experimentally how a person's generosity depends on the

sex of that person, on the sex of the person who is the target of the

generous act, and on the degree of anonymity between the interacting parties.

In our data fewer men than women give non-zero amounts; men receive less than

women; and less is given when subjects receive money publicly on stage than

when payments are private. The results shed light on gender-related

selfishness and discrimination, and suggest that it may be problematic to

organize experimental findings in terms of social distance.

Keywords: discrimination; gender; social distance; anonymity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A13 C91 D63 D64 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 30 pages
Date: 2002-01-03
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