Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/141601
Authors: 
Molina, José Alberto
Ferrer, Alfredo
Gimenez-Nadal, J. Ignacio
Gracia-Lazaro, Carlos
Moreno, Yamir
Sanchez, Angel
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9842
Abstract: 
In this paper, we analyze how kinship among family members affects intergenerational cooperation in a public good game. 165 individuals from 55 families, comprising three generations (youths, parents, and grandparents), play a public good game in three different treatments: one in which three members of the same family play each other (family), a second with the youth and two non-family members but preserving the previous generational structure (intergenerational), and a third in which three randomly-selected players play each other (random). We find that players contribute more to the public good when they play with other family members, than when they play with non-family members. This effect is present in all three generations, and is independent of the gender of the players. We also observe the significant result that older generations contribute more to the public good, relative to their children.
Subjects: 
intergenerational cooperation
evolutionary game theory
public goods game
kinship
social networks
JEL: 
D03
D64
D70
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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