Women less charitable than men: Study


Business Standard, May 29, 2013


Women are more likely than men to opt out of giving a charitable donation, a group of economists including an Indian-origin student have found.

A new 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.

In the study, researchers visited neighbourhoods to raise money for a local children’s hospital and an out-of-state environmental organization.

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