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The Effect of Poverty on Gift Giving Selection of Utilitarian or Hedonic Gifts

The paper hypothesized that individuals from poor communities gifted more utilitarian products that those in other income groups due to differing gift giving motivations. The study asked participants (N=203) from a range of socio-economic backgrounds to choose between a utilitarian gift and a hedonic gift at four different price ranges. Results found that those in lowest income group chose a larger proportion of utilitarian gifts than other income ranges. Consequently, the hypothesis was accepted.

Aaryani Sahay

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Forced Assimilation: An Analysis of the Economic Implications of 2004 Headscarf Ban in France

This paper analyses the economic implications of the 2004 Headscarf Ban in France in terms of educational outcomes of Muslim women, native and immigrant surplus, support for redistribution and inequality, and welfare of French natives and immigrants.