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Gender differences in giving and the anticipation regarding giving in dictator games

Chowdhury, S. M., Grossman, P. J. and Jeon, J. Y. (2020) Gender differences in giving and the anticipation regarding giving in dictator games. Oxford Economic Papers. ISSN 0030-7653

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1093/oep/gpaa002

Abstract/Summary

Research on altruistic behaviour and associated anticipatory beliefs, as well as related gender differences, is limited. Using data from Chowdhury and Jeon, who vary a common show-up fee and incentivize recipients to anticipate the amount given in a dictator game, we find that the show-up fee has a positive effect on dictator-giving for both genders. While female dictators are more generous than males, male recipients anticipate higher amounts than the amount male dictators give. As the show-up fee increases, the female dictators become a more generous social type, whereas males do not show this effect. There is no gender difference in anticipation about dictator social type by the recipients.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Economics
ID Code:89122
Publisher:Oxford University Press

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