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
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
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