Cárdenas, Juan-Camilo Dreber, Anna von Essen, Emma Ranehill, Eva
Year of Publication:
SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 735
We compare how children aged 9-12 in Colombia and Sweden cooperate in a Prisoner's Dilemma. We introduce a new measurement device for cooperation that can be easily understood by children. There is some evidence of more cooperation in Sweden than in Colombia. Girls in Colombia are less cooperative than boys, whereas our results indicate the opposite in Sweden. Girls are in general more cooperative with boys than with girls. Relating cooperation to competitiveness, this appears to be task and country dependent.
cooperation children gender differences experiment