Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/123115
Authors: 
Angerer, Silvia
Glätzle-Rützler, Daniela
Lergetporer, Philipp
Sutter, Matthias
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Ifo Working Paper 207
Abstract: 
We measure time preferences in a sample of 561 children aged seven to eleven years. Using awithin-subject design we compare the behavior of our subjects in two distinct experimentaltasks: a standard choice list with multiple decisions and a simpler time-investment-exerciserequiring one decision only. We find that both measures yield very similar aggregate results,correlate significantly within subjects and can be explained by basically the same explanatoryvariables. Advantages and disadvantages of both measures as well as gender differences arediscussed. Our findings are relevant for the design of experiments to measure time preferences.
Subjects: 
Time preferences
experiment
method
children
JEL: 
C91
D03
B41
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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