Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/112843
Authors: 
Lergetporer, Philipp
Angerer, Silvia
Glätzle-Rützler, Daniela
Sutter, Matthias
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2015: Ökonomische Entwicklung - Theorie und Politik - Session: Behavior in groups C22-V3
Abstract: 
While discrimination and its economic implications have been studied in many different societies and based on a multitude of attributes like ethnicity, religion, gender, or language, the development of such behavior in children is still poorly understood. Here we present experimental evidence from a bilingual city in Northern Italy on whether the language spoken by a partner in a prisoner s dilemma game affects behavior. We examine how discrimination based on language develops in practically all six- to eleven-year old primary school children in the city. We find that cooperation increases with age and that both in-group favoritism and out-group discrimination emerge as children get older.
JEL: 
C93
D03
D64
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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