Research on altruistic payoffs and the related payoff anticipation and related gender differences is limited. Using data from Chowdhury & Jeon (2014) 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. The show-up fee affects the social-type of female dictators, and the anticipation about dictator social-type by the male recipients.
Chowdhury, S. M., Grossman, P., & Jeon, J. Y. (2020). Gender Differences in Giving and the Anticipation Regarding Giving in Dictator Games. Oxford Economic Papers, [gpaa002]. https://doi.org/10.1093/oep/gpaa002