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BSocial preferences during childhood and the role of gender and age ? An experiment in Austria and Sweden

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  • Peter Martinsson

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  • Katarina Nordblom

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  • Daniela R?tzler

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  • Matthias Sutter

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We examine social preferences of Swedish and Austrian children and adolescents using the experimental design of Charness and Rabin (2002). We find that difference aversion decreases while social-welfare preferences increase with age.

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Paper provided by Faculty of Economics and Statistics, University of Innsbruck in its series Working Papers with number 2010-28.

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Date of creation: Nov 2010
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Handle: RePEc:inn:wpaper:2010-28

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Keywords: social preferences; children; adolescents; distributional experiment; Austria; Sweden.;

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  1. Gary Charness & Matthew Rabin, 2003. "Understanding Social Preferences with Simple Tests," General Economics and Teaching 0303002, EconWPA.
  2. Matthias Sutter & Martin Kocher, 2007. "Trust and trustworthiness across different age groups," Artefactual Field Experiments 00110, The Field Experiments Website.
  3. Steven D. Levitt & John A. List, 2007. "What Do Laboratory Experiments Measuring Social Preferences Reveal About the Real World?," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 21(2), pages 153-174, Spring.
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