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Title:Gender and cooperation in children: Experiments in Colombia and Sweden PDF Logo
Authors:Cárdenas, Juan-Camilo
Dreber, Anna
von Essen, Emma
Ranehill, Eva
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 735
Abstract:We compare how children aged 9-12 in Colombia and Sweden cooperate in a Prisoner's Dilemma. We introduce a new measurement device for cooperation that can be easily understood by children. There is some evidence of more cooperation in Sweden than in Colombia. Girls in Colombia are less cooperative than boys, whereas our results indicate the opposite in Sweden. Girls are in general more cooperative with boys than with girls. Relating cooperation to competitiveness, this appears to be task and country dependent.
Subjects:cooperation
children
gender differences
experiment
JEL:C91
D03
J16
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance, EFI - The Economic Research Institute, Stockholm School of Economics

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