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Title: Gender differences in altruism: Evidence from a natural field experiment on matched donations
Author(s): Knutsson, Mikael
Martinsson, Peter
Persson, Emil
Wollbrant, Conny
Contact Email: conny.wollbrant@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Social preferences
Field experiment
Gender
Issue Date: 31-Mar-2019
Citation: Knutsson M, Martinsson P, Persson E & Wollbrant C (2019) Gender differences in altruism: Evidence from a natural field experiment on matched donations. Economics Letters, 176, pp. 47-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2018.12.029
Abstract: This paper reports new findings on gender differences in altruism. Conducting a natural field experiment (N 2,164) we study donation behavior in a naturally occurring environment using a matched donation design. Contrary to previous research, we find that reducing the "price of altruism" by increasing matching efficiency has a significantly stronger effect on females than on males.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.econlet.2018.12.029
Rights: This item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. Accepted refereed manuscript of: Knutsson M, Martinsson P, Persson E & Wollbrant C (2019) Gender differences in altruism: Evidence from a natural field experiment on matched donations. Economics Letters, 176, pp. 47-50. DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2018.12.029 © 2018, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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