Article

Gender differences in altruism: Evidence from a natural field experiment on matched donations

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.

Keywords
Social preferences; Field experiment; Gender

Journal
Economics Letters: Volume 176

StatusPublished
Publication date31/03/2019
Publication date online24/12/2018
Date accepted by journal19/12/2018
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/28656
ISSN0165-1765