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Authors: 
Molina, José Alberto
Giménez-Nadal, J. Ignacio
Cuesta, José A.
Garcia-Lazaro, Carlos
Moreno, Yamir
Martínez Sánchez, Angel
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7421
Abstract: 
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.
Subjects: 
gender differences
cooperation
high school students
prisoners' dilemma
JEL: 
C72
C73
C93
D03
J16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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