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dc.contributor.authorAfridi, Farzanaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, Sherry Xinen_US
dc.contributor.authorRen, Yufeien_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-15en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:47:57Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:47:57Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201206147326-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58623-
dc.description.abstractWe conduct an experimental study to investigate the causal impact of social identity on individuals' response to economic incentives. We focus on China's household registration (hukou) system which favors urban residents and discriminates against rural residents in resource allocation. Our results indicate that making individuals' hukou status salient and public significantly reduces the performance of rural migrant students on an incentivized cognitive task by 10 percent, which leads to a significant leftward shift of their earnings distribution. The results demonstrate the impact of institutionally imposed social identity on individuals' intrinsic response to incentives, and consequently on widening income inequality.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6417en_US
dc.subject.jelC93en_US
dc.subject.jelD03en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.jelP36en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial identityen_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordfield experimenten_US
dc.subject.keywordhukouen_US
dc.subject.keywordChinaen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Gruppeen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Integrationen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Ungleichheiten_US
dc.subject.stwChinaen_US
dc.titleSocial identity and inequality: The impact of China's hukou systemen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn715721828en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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