Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/122207
Authors: 
Angerer, Silvia
Glätzle-Rützler, Daniela
Lergetporer, Philipp
Sutter, Matthias
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers in Economics and Statistics 2015-07
Abstract: 
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 and leads to discrimination. Running a framed field experiment with 828 six- to eleven-year old primary school children in the city of Meran, we find that cooperation generally increases with age, but that the gap between cooperation among in-group members and cooperation towards children speaking another language is considerable and increasing with age. This gap is due to both, in-group favoritism and language group discrimination.
Subjects: 
cooperation
discrimination
language
children
experiment
JEL: 
C91
C93
D03
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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