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dc.contributor.authorDahlman, Sandraen_US
dc.contributor.authorLjungqvist, Pontusen_US
dc.contributor.authorJohannesson, Magnusen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-28T13:10:50Z-
dc.date.available2012-03-28T13:10:50Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/56345-
dc.description.abstractReciprocal behavior, the rewarding of kind acts and the punishment of unkind acts, is relatively well established among adults. We test if reciprocal behavior exists already among children 3-8 years old. Three simple anonymous allocation games are conducted with 242 children. In a first stage, half of the children decide whether to give a bag of raisin to another anonymous child or not. The three games differ in terms of the cost of giving and the relative difference in payoffs. In a second stage the roles are reversed between the two children to test for reciprocal behavior. We find reciprocal behavior in all three games with highly significant effects for two of the three games. Furthermore, the degree of reciprocity tends to increase with age. The effect of reciprocity is not significant among 3-5 year old children, whereas the effect is highly significant in all three games for 6-8 year olds.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherEkonomiska Forskningsinst. Stockholmen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 674en_US
dc.subject.jelC90en_US
dc.subject.jelD64en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordReciprocityen_US
dc.subject.keywordprosocialityen_US
dc.subject.keywordchildrenen_US
dc.subject.keywordexperimentsen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Beziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwTesten_US
dc.subject.stwVerhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwedenen_US
dc.titleReciprocity in young childrenen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn546109500en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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