An experimental study of gender differences in distributive justice

Rodriguez-Lara, Ismael (2015) An experimental study of gender differences in distributive justice. Cuadernos de Economía - Spanish Journal of Economics and Finance, 38 (106) . pp. 27-36. ISSN 0210-0266 (doi:10.1016/j.cesjef.2014.01.001)

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This paper shows that women are more likely than men to employ the fair allocation that most benefits their financial payoff. The experimental evidence is gleaned from a dictator game with production, in which subjects first solve a quiz to accumulate earnings and then divide the surplus by choosing one over five different allocations, some of which represent a fairness ideal. The data also suggest that women are more sensitive to the context as their allocation choices depend on whether they have accumulated more or less money than their counterparts. This is not the case for men’s allocation choices (JEL Codes:C91, D30, D64, J16)
Keywords: gender differences, distributive justice, fairness ideals, self-serving choices, experimental economics, dictator game with production.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Economics
Item ID: 16923
Depositing User: Ismael Rodriguez-Lara
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2015 08:51
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2019 03:06

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