Inferior Good: Diminishing Marginal Stupidity in Action

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Gender and generosity

Tyler Cowen of Marginal Revolution links to an AEI published article on gender and giving. Which is the most generous of the sexes? Resident Scholar Christina Hoff Sommers writes:

The truth.... is that both sexes have their graces and their own styles of being virtuous.

So what are the policy implications? According to Ms. Sommers:

While there is nothing wrong with encouraging males to be more empathetic and females bolder in the charitable donations, ambitious programs for resocializing children to be more like the opposite sex are ill advised and, in any case, of unproven effect.

Read the whole thing here.


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