Are Survey measures of Trust Correlated with Experimental Trust? Empirical Evidence from Cameroon
AbstractWe analyze the correlation between survey-based measures of trust and behavior in the Trust Game in two villages in Cameroon. Some participants play the Trust Game with people from their own village, and others with people from a neighboring village. The survey that the participants complete includes questions about trust and social distance that reflect the experimental treatment. Some measures of survey-based trust are correlated with experimental trust, but the level of correlation is not uniform.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Otago, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1016.
Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2010
Date of revision: Nov 2010
Trust Game; social capital; surveys;
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- C93 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Field Experiments
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