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Title:Still different after all these years: Solidarity in East and West Germany PDF Logo
Authors:Brosig, Jeannette
Helbach, Christoph
Ockenfels, Axel
Weimann, Joachim
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie - Session: Cultural Influences on Economic Behaviour C13-V2
Abstract:Motivated by recent research on survey data, we test the influence of the political regime on social norms under controlled laboratory conditions. Comparing solidarity behavior revealed by East and West Germans in 1995 and 2009, we find that East Germans persistently show much less solidarity than West Germans. Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, social norms of solidarity have not converged. This suggests that norms of social behavior change much more slowly than the political environment.
Subjects:Experimental Economics
Solidarity
Norms
Cross-culture study
JEL:C91
D63
P51
Document Type:Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie

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