Gender priming in solidarity games
The Philippine context
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.