Are women expected to be more generous?
Aguiar, F., Brañas-Garza, P., Cobo-Reyes, R., Jimenez, N., & Miller, L. M. (2009). Are women expected to be more generous? Experimental Economics, 12 (1): 93-8.
Abstract: 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.
(Something interesting I found)Posted: Monday, April 20, 2009