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Gender differences in altruism: Evidence from a natural field experiment on matched donations
- Knutsson, Mikael, Martinsson, Peter, Persson, Emil, Wollbrant, Conny
- Economics letters 2019 v.176 pp. 47-50
- altruism, females, field experimentation, gender differences, males, prices
- 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.