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dc.contributor.authorBellemare, Charlesen_US
dc.contributor.authorKröger, Sabineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T14:55:01Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T14:55:01Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-10050247-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/22239-
dc.description.abstractBecause of its relation to economic growth, there is a policy interest in mea-suring social capital and average trust as its currently most important proxy.Thereby a main focus is determining its variation across groups with differentindividual characteristics. In this paper we combine the virtue of laboratory experiments and survey data analysis. We present results from a novel experimentconducted on a representative sample of the Dutch population. The advantagesof this combination of methods are to shed light on four almost undocumentedyet important issues in trust economics. Our results can briefly be summarizedas follows. We do not find evidence of a participation selectivity bias which isa serious concern for laboratory experiments which rely almost exclusively onvolunteer participants. Contrary to the existing literature, we find that statedtrust measures correlate with experimental trust. The differences in parameterestimates across both measures are significant, but do not hold a jointly test.We also find that the age and education profiles of trust are opposite to those ofreciprocal behavior. Finally, we find that the choice of proxy variable for socialcapital matters greatly, leading to very different inferences.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDiscussion papers of interdisciplinary research project 373 |x2003,24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwVertrauenen_US
dc.subject.stwSocial Capitalen_US
dc.subject.stwExperimenten_US
dc.subject.stwNiederlandeen_US
dc.titleOn Representative Trusten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn379254050en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:sfb373:200324-

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