Gender differences in altruism: Evidence from a natural field experiment on matched donations
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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Original versionEconomics Letters. 2019, 176 47-50. 10.1016/j.econlet.2018.12.029
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.