Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161232
Authors: 
Bar-El, Ronen
Tobol, Yossi
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10609
Abstract: 
We study the effect of religiosity, gender, and "day of the week", on the level of honesty by conducting under-the-cup experiment among religious and secular, female and male Jewish students. We show that the level of honesty among religious subject, males and females, increases as the day of the experiment is closer to the upcoming Saturday, the Jewish holy day. We also found that the "Saturday effect" does not exist among secular subjects. In addition, we found that the religious females show the highest level of honesty, especially on Thursday. Finally, we derive practical implication from our study.
Subjects: 
gender effect
holy day effect
honesty
religiosity
JEL: 
C91
D63
Z12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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