Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/121757
Authors: 
Müller, Stephan
Rau, Holger A.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Papers, Center for European Governance and Economic Development Research 264
Abstract: 
In a within-subjects experiment we test the relation of risk preferences and charitable giving. Women not only give substantially more than men, but also show an economically significant positive correlation between risk tolerance and donation levels. We find no such correlation for men. Men and relative risk-averse women do not differ in donations. Thus, common findings of gender differences in charitable giving may be explained by risk-tolerant women donating more.
Subjects: 
dictator game
experiment
gender differences
risk preferences
JEL: 
C91
D64
D81
J16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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