Do people discriminate between men and women when they have the option to punish defectors or reward cooperators? Here, we report on four pre-registered experiments that shed some light on this question. Study 1 (N = 544) shows that people do not discriminate between genders when they have the option to punish (reward) defectors (cooperators) in a one-shot prisoner’s dilemma with third-party punishment/reward. Study 2 (N = 253) extends Study 1 to a different method of punishing/rewarding: participants are asked to rate the behaviour of a defector/cooperator on a scale of 1–5 stars. In this case too, we find that people do not discriminate between genders. Study 3a (N = 331) and Study 3b (N = 310) conceptually replicate Study 2 with a slightly different gender manipulation. These latter studies show that, in situations where they do not have specific beliefs about the gender of the defector/cooperator’s partner, neither men nor women discriminate between genders.

Capraro, V., Barcelo, H. (2021). Punishing defectors and rewarding cooperators: Do people discriminate between genders?. JOURNAL OF THE ECONOMIC SCIENCE ASSOCIATION, 7(1), 19-32 [10.1007/s40881-021-00099-4].

Punishing defectors and rewarding cooperators: Do people discriminate between genders?

Capraro V;
2021

Abstract

Do people discriminate between men and women when they have the option to punish defectors or reward cooperators? Here, we report on four pre-registered experiments that shed some light on this question. Study 1 (N = 544) shows that people do not discriminate between genders when they have the option to punish (reward) defectors (cooperators) in a one-shot prisoner’s dilemma with third-party punishment/reward. Study 2 (N = 253) extends Study 1 to a different method of punishing/rewarding: participants are asked to rate the behaviour of a defector/cooperator on a scale of 1–5 stars. In this case too, we find that people do not discriminate between genders. Study 3a (N = 331) and Study 3b (N = 310) conceptually replicate Study 2 with a slightly different gender manipulation. These latter studies show that, in situations where they do not have specific beliefs about the gender of the defector/cooperator’s partner, neither men nor women discriminate between genders.
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Punishment; Reward; Cooperation; Gender
English
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Capraro, V., Barcelo, H. (2021). Punishing defectors and rewarding cooperators: Do people discriminate between genders?. JOURNAL OF THE ECONOMIC SCIENCE ASSOCIATION, 7(1), 19-32 [10.1007/s40881-021-00099-4].
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