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Zertifikat "audit berufundfamilie"

Inhaltsbereich: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung

Anyone up for helping the fisherman's wife


"We experimentally examine the willingness to donate depending on whether 'misery' has been randomly generated or self-inflicted by too high demands in bilateral negotiations. We find that randomness has a positive influence on the total amount of the donation. In the case of self-inflicted 'misery', we observe that the subject who may be perceived to have caused the unfavourable situation receives significantly less than the supposedly innocent subject." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

Further information


  • Frank, Björn
  • Li, Sha
  • Meisenzahl, Stephan
  • Minich, Heike
  • Muraro, Nina
  • de Pinto, Marco
  • Roth, Duncan
  • Saenger, Christoph
  • Saniter, Nils

Bibliographical information

Frank, Björn; Li, Sha; Meisenzahl, Stephan; Minich, Heike; Muraro, Nina; de Pinto, Marco; Roth, Duncan; Saenger, Christoph; Saniter, Nils (2011): Anyone up for helping the fisherman's wife * More solidarity with accidental misery than with man-made misery. In: Schmollers Jahrbuch, Vol. 131, Iss. 4, pp. 569-580.