Review of Behavioral Economics > Vol 8 > Issue 2

Gender Priming in Solidarity Games: The Philippine Context

Ruth Tacneng, Université de Limoges, France, , Klarizze Anne Puzon, United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, Finland,
Suggested Citation
Ruth Tacneng and Klarizze Anne Puzon (2021), "Gender Priming in Solidarity Games: The Philippine Context", Review of Behavioral Economics: Vol. 8: No. 2, pp 193-211.

Publication Date: 19 Jul 2021
© 2021 R. Tacneng and K.A. Puzon
Behavioral economics,  Experimental economics,  Behavioral finance
JEL Codes: C91, C93, J16, O16
Gender normsprimingsolidarity gameexperimentless-developed economy


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In this article:
1. Introduction 
2. Local Context and Background 
3. The Experiment 
4. Results 
5. Conclusion 
5. References 


What is the effect of gender priming on solidarity behavior? We explore a two-player solidarity game where players can insure each other against risk of losses. We test this experimentally in a developing country setting, the Philippines. We consider a treatment that involves reminding subjects their gender and associated stereotypes. We found that without priming, there are no statistically different gender differences in the solidarity game. With priming, however, there is an increased willingness in women to provide insurance.