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