Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/123108
Authors: 
Angerer, Silvia
Glätzle-Rützler, Daniela
Lergetporer, Philipp
Sutter, Matthias
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Ifo Working Paper 200
Abstract: 
We present experimental evidence from a bilingual city in Northern Italy on whether thelanguage spoken by a partner in a prisoner’s dilemma game affects behavior and leadsto discrimination. Running a framed field experiment with 828 six- to eleven-year oldprimary school children in the city of Meran, we find that cooperation generallyincreases with age, but that the gap between cooperation among in-group members andcooperation towards children speaking another language is considerable and increasingwith 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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