Molina, José Alberto Giménez-Nadal, J. Ignacio Cuesta, José A. Garcia-Lazaro, Carlos Moreno, Yamir Martínez Sánchez, Angel
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IZA Discussion Paper 7421
Charles Darwin (1874) stated that women are less selfish but men are more competitive. Very recent papers (Eckel & Grossman, 1998, 2001 or Andreoni and Vesterlund 2001, among others) have shown the relevance of gender in altruism in both ultimatum and dictator games. In this paper we analyze the role of gender in repeated Prisoners' Dilemma played by Spanish high-school students in both a square lattice and a heterogeneous network. We find that female students have a higher probability of cooperation than male students.
gender differences cooperation high school students prisoners' dilemma