Each donor was given a five dollar show-up fee and ten dollars to use in the experiment. Each donor read some information about the recipient, then privately and anonymously gave any amount of the ten dollar pie of his or her choosing – from zero to ten dollars – to the welfare recipient and kept the rest. Each recipient earned the sum of the donations from the donors she was matched with.
randomly provided direct information about the recipient's attachment to the labour force – have large and very robust positive effects on offers.
average donations to lazy, no-info, and industrios were: 1.8, 3.2, and 2.78 correspondigly.
Those donators who were categorized as Humanitarians along Katz-Hass Humanitarianism-Egalitarianism scale, donated 5.00 out of a 10.00 pie to industrious recipients, and only 1$ to 'lazy' ones.
She measured the chance of finding jobs in a population of unemployed. Several questions regarding their attitudes were asked:
No results with an exception of risk attitude. More risk averse individuals are less selective, i.e. that they have lower reservation wages – which then lead to higher employment probabilities. Time preferences, trust and reciprocity do not affect the probability of being employed
Risk -.009 (0.003)
Time 0.004 (0.003)
Trust 0.003 (0.004)
Reciprocity 0.003 (0.005)