Chivalry and Solidarity in Ultimatum Games
Catherine C. Eckel
Texas A&M University
Philip J. Grossman
April 1, 2001
Economic Inquiry, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 171-188, 2001
We report the results of ultimatum game experiments designed to test for differences in the behavior of women and men. Women's proposals are on average more generous than men's, regardless of the sex of the partner, and women respondents are more likely to accept an offer of a given amount. A given offer is more likely to be accepted if it comes from a woman; we term this result chivalry. Women paired with women almost never failed to reach an agreement; we term this result solidarity. Age, earnings, and race also significantly affect proposals and the rates of rejection.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
JEL Classification: C78, C92, J16Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 17, 2011
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