Group Identity, Intergroup Bias, and Discrimination
AbstractThis paper studies how group a±liation and intergroup bias may affect economic decision- making. Two types of experimental groupings are created and subjects are then paired with either an in-group member or an out-group member in a number of two-person games. The result of this experiment shows that out-group members face a risk of being discriminated against. The cause of the discrimination is not hostility toward out-group members; discrimination is triggered because of higher expectations or favoritism of in-group members. This type of behavior holds regardless of the grouping procedure.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Centre for Labour Market Policy Research (CAFO), School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University in its series CAFO Working Papers with number 2006:11.
Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 08 Oct 2006
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Discrimination; Intergroup bias; Group identity; Experiment;
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- C90 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - General
- J70 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - General
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