An experimental investigation of social preferences, their determinants and their role in the labour supply function

Smith, R. 2011. An experimental investigation of social preferences, their determinants and their role in the labour supply function. [Online]. UK Data Service, Essex, United Kingdom. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-850566

Smith, R. An experimental investigation of social preferences, their determinants and their role in the labour supply function. [Internet] LSHTM Data Compass. Essex, United Kingdom: UK Data Service; 2011. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-850566

Smith, R (2011). An experimental investigation of social preferences, their determinants and their role in the labour supply function. [Data Collection]. UK Data Service, Essex, United Kingdom. http://dx.doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-850566

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Description of data capture For the initial baseline study in 2008, students were asked to provide a range of socio-demographic information and participate in a set of experimental economic games that were specifically designed for the project. All students in two experimental economic games: [1] a Dictator Game (DG) where they were asked to allocate an initial endowment between themselves and one of three recipient types (student, patient or impoverished), and [2] a game consisting of a series of pair-wise choices where participants chose between two possible money allocations between themselves and a patient. The game presented various institutions to investigate nurses’ social preferences and the effects of some mechanisms that might affect pro-social attitudes. Economics students in each country were subjected to the same experiments to enable comparison between nurses and “standard” subjects to such games (Thailand= 127, Kenya=55, South Africa=55). As part of the cohort study, nursing students were followed up at one year to record the actual employment status (public vs. private sector, rural vs. urban location). A significant attrition rate reduced the number of nurses who could be interviewed. Only 238 and 177 could be reached for a follow-up interview respectively in Thailand and Kenya. In South Africa, nurses complete a two-year compulsory service, and thus are unable to make a choice until the end of 2010, beyond the period of this study.
Data capture method Questionnaire, Experiment, Other
Data Collection Period
FromTo
1 December 200830 November 2010
Date (Published in a 3rd party system) 24 November 2011
Geographical area covered
North LatitudeEast LongitudeSouth LatitudeWest Longitude
3.413740.7703-1.7036635.4749
17.5638104.25814.555399.3027
-29.808526.9495-33.216920.5554
Language(s) of written materials English
Data Creators Smith, R
Associated roles Hanson, K (Co-Investigator) and Lagarde, M (Co-Investigator)
LSHTM Faculty/Department Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Health Services Research and Policy
Participating Institutions London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Funders
ProjectFunderGrant NumberFunder URI
An experimental investigation of social preferences, their determinants and their role in the labour supply functionEconomic & Social Research CouncilRES-000-22-3068UNSPECIFIED
Depositor LSHTM Library & Archives Service
Date Deposited 10 Sep 2015 13:47
Last Modified 18 Oct 2016 15:48
Publisher UK Data Service

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