AN EXPERIMENT ON CORRUPTION AND GENDER

Authors


M. Fernanda Rivas, Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus, Kalkanli, Guzelyurt, TRNC, Mersin 10, Turkey. Tel: +90-392661-2973; Fax: +90-392661-2999; Email: rivas@metu.edu.tr.

ABSTRACT

A number of papers with field data have found differences in the corrupt activities of males and females; nonetheless they have drawbacks that may be overcome in a laboratory experiment. The aim of this paper is to see experimentally whether women and men, facing the same situation behave in a different way, as suggested in the field-data studies or, on the contrary, whether they behave in the same way. The results found in the experiment show that women are indeed less corrupt than men.

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