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Gender and cooperative preferences on five continents

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Title: Gender and cooperative preferences on five continents
Authors: Furtner, Nadja C.
Kocher, Martin G.
Martinsson, Peter
Matzat, Dominik
Wollbrant, Conny
Issue Date: Nov-2016
Extent: 26
Publication type: report
Organization: Dept. of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
Keywords: Public goods
conditional cooperation
Abstract: Evidence of gender differences in cooperation in social dilemmas is inconclusive. This paper experimentally elicits unconditional contributions, a contribution vector (cooperative preferences), and beliefs about the level of others’ contributions in variants of the public goods game. We show that existing inconclusive results can be understood and completely explained when controlling for beliefs and underlying cooperative preferences. Robustness checks based on data from around 450 additiona... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL: C91, D64, H41
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