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Trust in Children

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  • William T. Harbaugh

    () (University of Oregon Economics Department)

  • Kate Krause

    () (University of New Mexico Economics Department)

  • Steven G. Liday

    () ("University of Oregon Student, Economics Department")

  • Lise Vesterlund

    () (University of Pittsburgh Economics Department)

Abstract

In this paper we study trust/reciprocity behavior in children ages eight to eighteen using an augmented version of Berg et al.’s (1995) trust game. This study is intended to inspect and reveal when certain aspects of trust behavior are formed in individuals. In addition, we examine the affect of certain characteristics in subjects that lead to higher levels of trusting behavior.

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  • William T. Harbaugh & Kate Krause & Steven G. Liday & Lise Vesterlund, 2001. "Trust in Children," University of Oregon Economics Department Working Papers 2002-10, University of Oregon Economics Department, revised 25 Mar 2002.
  • Handle: RePEc:ore:uoecwp:2002-10
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    1. Michal Bauer & Julie Chytilová & Barbara Pertold-Gebicka, 2014. "Parental background and other-regarding preferences in children," Experimental Economics, Springer;Economic Science Association, vol. 17(1), pages 24-46, March.

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