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dc.creatorBlanco, Mariana 
dc.creatorDalton, Patricio 
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-07T17:11:24Z
dc.date.available2019-11-07T17:11:24Z
dc.date.created2019-11-05
dc.date.issued2019-11-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/20524
dc.description.abstractThis paper combines laboratory experiments with a unique feature of the city of Bogotá to uncover the relationship between generosity and wealth. Bogotá is divided by law into six socio-economic strata which are close proxies of household wealth and income. We recruit subjects from different strata and run a series of double-blind dictator games where the recipient is the NGO Techo-Colombia, which builds transitional housing for homeless families. We identify the stratum of each subject anonymously and blindly, and match their donations with their stratum. In a first experiment we provide a fixed endowment to all participants and find that donations are significantly increasing with wealth. However, in a second experiment, we show that this is not because the rich are intrinsically more generous, but because the experimental endowment has lower real value for them. With endowments that are equivalent to their daily expenditures, the rich, the middle-class and the poor give a similar proportion of their stratum-equivalent endowment. Moreover, we find that the motivation to donate is similar across strata, where the generosity act is explained mainly by warm-glow rather than pure altruism.
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dc.relation.urihttps://ideas.repec.org/p/col/000092/017598.html
dc.subject.ddcEconomía 
dc.subject.lembEconomía
dc.subject.lembDesarrollo social
dc.titleGenerosity and Wealth : Experimental Evidence from Bogotá Stratification
dc.typeworkingPaper
dc.subject.keywordCharitable giving
dc.subject.keywordSocial stratification
dc.subject.keywordInequality
dc.subject.keywordSocial Preferences
dc.subject.keywordDictator game
dc.rights.accesRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.spaDocumento de trabajo
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dc.subject.jelC91
dc.subject.jelD31
dc.subject.jelD64
dc.contributor.gruplacGrupo de Investigaciones. Facultad de Economía. Universidad del Rosario


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