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It is not power, but how you use it: Experimental evidence on altruism from households in Pakistan

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We investigate altruism among household members in the presence of information asymmetry using artefactual experiments in Pakistan. Having a family member who does not respect one’s control over earned property makes generosity less likely within the experiment. Women, who display greater entitlement over own earnings, are less generous when they can conceal their allocation decisions, showing that self-regarding behaviors are driven by pent-up demand for household members to respect their co...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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ORCID:
0000-0001-8807-8782
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Blavatnik School of Government
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ORCID:
0000-0003-0401-7099
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Applied Economics Letters Journal website
Publication date:
2019-06-09
Acceptance date:
2019-05-14
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EISSN:
1466-4291
ISSN:
1350-4851
Pubs id:
pubs:1019649
URN:
uri:5ea2dce7-f771-43ac-abcc-b52868a9bdf9
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uuid:5ea2dce7-f771-43ac-abcc-b52868a9bdf9
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