Women Donate Less To Charity Than Men

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 17:40 in Psychology & Sociology

Which gender is more generous? Given the social, subjective nature of the question and the influx of armchair philosophy into culture, everyone claims to have the right answer. What about an experiment? A group of economists have found that, given the chance, women are more likely than men to avoid an opportunity to donate to charity. The field experiment conducted by scholars at the University of Chicago and University of California, Berkeley tested people's motivations to give, whether they responded to social pressure or from an attitude of altruism, and concluded that when it's easy to avoid making a donation without being confrontational, such as not responding to a door-to-door solicitor, women are less likely than men to give. read more

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