publication . Article . 2009

Are women expected to be more generous?

Aguiar, Fernando;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009 Journal: issn: 1386-4157, Copyright policy
  • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
This paper analyzes if men and women are expected to behave differently regarding 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. Moreover, while women believe that women are more generous, men consider that women are as generous as men. © 2008 Economic Science Association.
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