Gender Differences in Trust and Reciprocity
Ananish Chaudhuri () and
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Lata Gangadharan
No 875, Department of Economics - Working Papers Series from The University of Melbourne
We use the investment game introduced by Berg, Dickhaut and McCabe (1995) to explore gender differences in trust and reciprocity. In doing so we replicate and extend the results first reported by Croson and Buchan (1999). We find that men exhibit greater trust than women do while women show higher levels of reciprocity. Trusting behavior is driven strongly by expectations of reciprocation. We posit that the lower levels of trust exhibited by women may be attributed to a higher degree of risk aversion.
Keywords: Gender Differences; Trust; Reciprocity; Risk Aversion; Experiments (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C72 C91 D83 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 63 pages
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