Prosocial norms and degree heterogeneity in social networks
AbstractWe provide empirical evidence to support the claims that social diversity promotes prosocial behavior. We elicit a real-life social network and its membersâ€™ adherence to a social norm, namely inequity aversion. The data reveal a positive relationship between subjectsâ€™ prosociality and several measures of centrality. This result is in line with the theoretical literature that relates the evolution of social norms to the structure of social interactions and argues that central individuals are crucial for the emergence of prosocial behavior.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of the Basque Country - Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II in its series DFAEII Working Papers with number 2012-10.
Date of creation: 2012
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Postal: Dpto. de Fundamentos del Análisis Económico II, = Facultad de CC. Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad del País Vasco, Avda. Lehendakari Aguirre 83, 48015 Bilbao, Spain
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- Kovářík, Jaromír & Brañas-Garza, Pablo & Cobo-Reyes, Ramón & Espinosa, María Paz & Jiménez, Natalia & Ponti, Giovanni, 2012. "Prosocial norms and degree heterogeneity in social networks," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 391(3), pages 849-853.
- NEP-ALL-2012-10-20 (All new papers)
- NEP-EVO-2012-10-20 (Evolutionary Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2012-10-20 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
- NEP-NET-2012-10-20 (Network Economics)
- NEP-SOC-2012-10-20 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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