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Title:Impatience among preschool children and their mothers PDF Logo
Authors:Kosse, Fabian
Pfeiffer, Friedhelm
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6247
Abstract:Using experimental data of children and their mothers, this paper explores the intergenerational relationship of impatience. The child's impatience stems from a delay of gratification experiment. Mother's impatience has been assessed by a choice task where the mothers faced trade-offs between a smaller-sooner and a larger-later monetary reward with a delay of six or twelve months. The findings demonstrate an intergenerational relationship in short-run decision making. Controlling for mother's and child's characteristics the child's impatience at preschool age is significantly correlated with the six month maternal reservation interest rate.
Subjects:time preferences
impatience
intergenerational transmission
field experiments
JEL:C93
D03
D90
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-201203014833
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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