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Games 2015, 6(2), 79-123; doi:10.3390/g6020079

Students, Temporary Workers and Co-Op Workers: An Experimental Investigation on Social Preferences

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Department of Economics, University of Bologna, Piazza Scaravilli 2, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Groupe d'Analyse et de Théorie Economique Lyon St. Etienne (GATE-LSE), CNRS and University of Lyon, 93, Chemin des Mouilles, 69130 Ecully, France
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Academic Editor: Ananish Chaudhuri
Received: 4 February 2015 / Accepted: 30 April 2015 / Published: 18 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Experimental Studies of Social Dilemma Games)
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We conduct an artefactual field experiment to compare the individual preferences and propensity to cooperate of three pools of subjects: Undergraduate students, temporary workers and permanent workers. We find that students are more selfish and contribute less than workers. Temporary and permanent contract workers have similar other-regarding preferences and display analogous contribution patterns in an anonymous Public Good Game. View Full-Text
Keywords: temporary worker; decomposed game technique; dictator game; public good game; experiment temporary worker; decomposed game technique; dictator game; public good game; experiment
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Dragone, D.; Galeotti, F.; Orsini, R. Students, Temporary Workers and Co-Op Workers: An Experimental Investigation on Social Preferences. Games 2015, 6, 79-123.

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