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dc.contributor.authorBuurman, Margarethaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDelfgaauw, Josseen_US
dc.contributor.authorDur, Roberten_US
dc.contributor.authorvan den Bossche, Sethen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-03en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-20T10:37:51Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-20T10:37:51Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/61046-
dc.description.abstractWe assess whether public sector employees have a stronger inclination to serve others and are more risk averse than employees in the private sector. A unique feature of our study is that we use revealed rather than stated preferences data. Respondents of a large-scale survey were offered a substantial reward and could choose between a widely redeemable gift certificate, a lottery ticket, or making a donation to a charity. Our analysis shows that public sector employees are significantly less likely to choose the risky option (lottery) and, at the start of their career, significantly more likely to choose the pro-social option (charity). However, when tenure increases, this difference in pro-social inclinations disappears and, later on, even reverses. Further, our results suggest that quite a few public sector employees do not contribute to charity because they feel that they already contribute enough to society at work for too little pay.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo Working Paper: Behavioural Economics 3851en_US
dc.subject.jelH10en_US
dc.subject.jelJ45en_US
dc.subject.jelM52en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic service motivationen_US
dc.subject.keywordrisk aversionen_US
dc.subject.keywordrevealed preferences dataen_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentlicher Diensten_US
dc.subject.stwRisikoaversionen_US
dc.subject.stwAltruismusen_US
dc.subject.stwNiederlandeen_US
dc.titlePublic sector employees: Risk averse and altruistic?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn720585678en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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