Angerer, Silvia ORCID: 0000-0001-8107-2206, Glaetzle-Ruetzler, Daniela, Lergetporer, Philipp and Sutter, Matthias ORCID: 0000-0002-6143-8706 (2016). Cooperation and discrimination within and across language borders: Evidence from children in a bilingual city. Eur. Econ. Rev., 90. S. 254 - 265. AMSTERDAM: ELSEVIER. ISSN 1873-572X

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Abstract

We present experimental evidence from a bilingual city in Northern Italy on whether the affiliation to a specific language group affects behavior in a prisoner's dilemma game and leads to discrimination. Running a framed field experiment with 828 six- to eleven-year old primary school children in the city of Meran, we find that cooperation generally increases with age, but that the gap between cooperation among in-group members and cooperation towards children speaking another language is considerable and develops with age. This gap is due to both in-group favoritism and language group discrimination. While the former is persistent across all age groups and both language groups and accounts for most of the discrimination observed, the latter only emerges in later years of primary school among children belonging to the German language group. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Angerer, SilviaUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0001-8107-2206UNSPECIFIED
Glaetzle-Ruetzler, DanielaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lergetporer, PhilippUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sutter, MatthiasUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0002-6143-8706UNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-257714
DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2016.02.022
Journal or Publication Title: Eur. Econ. Rev.
Volume: 90
Page Range: S. 254 - 265
Date: 2016
Publisher: ELSEVIER
Place of Publication: AMSTERDAM
ISSN: 1873-572X
Language: English
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
IN-GROUP FAVORITISM; PUBLIC-GOODS; 3RD-PARTY PUNISHMENT; PAROCHIAL ALTRUISM; TIME-PREFERENCES; STEREOTYPES; EGALITARIANISM; PREJUDICE; CHILDHOODMultiple languages
EconomicsMultiple languages
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/25771

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