Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/191421
Authors: 
Bindra, Parampreet Christopher
Glätzle-Rützler, Daniela
Lergetporer, Philipp
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper No. 7396
Abstract: 
Discrimination is an ubiquitous phenomenon in many societies, but little is known about its origins in childhood. In a framed field experiment, we let 142 three to six-year old preschool children allocate a fixed endowment between an in-group and an out-group receiver in two domains (gender and group affiliation). Discrimination is prevalent in our subjects, since they allocate more than half of their endowment to the in-group. The extent of discrimination does not differ between domains, suggesting that it is a universal, as opposed to a domain-specific, trait. Analyzing age dynamics, we find that discrimination develops with age.
Subjects: 
discrimination
children
experiment
fairness
JEL: 
C91
C93
D03
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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