Gender Differences in Giving and the Anticipation Regarding Giving in Dictator Games

Subhasish M. Chowdhury, Philip Grossman, Joo Young Jeon

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbergpaa002
JournalOxford Economic Papers
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2020

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