ICES Seminar in Experimental Economics and Game Theory
A Family of Norms: Related Beliefs about Female Labor Force Participation
Friday, December 1, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Vernon Smith Hall (formerly Metropolitan Building), 5183
The ICES Seminar in Experimental Economics and Game Theory of the Fall 2023 semester will feature:
University of Technology Sydney
The effects of correcting misperceptions of norms on closely related beliefs are not well understood. In survey experiments with male and female Saudi students, we confirm they underestimate the overwhelming support for women working outside of the home. However, on related questions about the effects of women working on family life and children, the revealed norms are not as supportive, and this lack of support is not overestimated. Correcting the underestimation had a negative spillover effect on one of these related beliefs and no effect on others. We discuss possible mechanisms behind this spillover effect.
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