An Experimental Test for Gender Differences in Beneficent Behavior

Posted: 28 Mar 2005

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Gary E. Bolton

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Supply Chain & Information Systems

Elena Katok

University of Texas at Dallas

Abstract

We examine data from a laboratory test in which each subject is given the task of dividing a sum of money between him-or-herself and one other. We find no evidence for gender differences in generosity.

Keywords: Experimental economics, gender, dictator game

JEL Classification: C91

Suggested Citation

Bolton, Gary Eugene and Katok, Elena, An Experimental Test for Gender Differences in Beneficent Behavior. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=673518

Gary Eugene Bolton

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Supply Chain & Information Systems ( email )

Dept. of Supply Chain & Information Systems
University Park, PA 16802-3306
United States
814-865-0611 (Phone)
814-863-2381 (Fax)

Elena Katok (Contact Author)

University of Texas at Dallas ( email )

Jindal School of Management
800 W. Campbell Dr.
Richardson, TX 75080
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.utdallas.edu/~ekatok/

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