Measuring Altruistic Behavior in Surveys: The All-or-Nothing Dictator Game

Rene Bekkers


A field study of altruistic behaviour is presented using a modification of the dictator game in a large random sample survey in the netherlands (n=1,964). In line with laboratory experiments, only 5.7% donated money. In line with other survey research on giving, generosity increased with age, education, income, trust, and prosocial value orientation.


Altruism, Dictator game, Field experiments

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