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Intra-Generational Trust - a Semi-Experimental Study of Trust Among Different Generations

Holm, Jerker LU and Nystedt, Paul LU (2005) In Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 58(3). p.403-419
Abstract
From a public database in Sweden we obtained a subject pool consisting of one group of 20 years old and another group exactly 50 years older. The groups participated in a mail-based trust game, in which the young cohort exhibited more trust than the older one. Subjects significantly preferred to place trust in co-players of their own cohort and of the female sex. When amounts sent and proportions returned in the mail-based game are compared with other trust games conducted in standard laboratory environments, it is found that the mail-based game does not seem to generate extreme distributions.
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trust game, cohort effect, experiments, social capital
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Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
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58
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403 - 419
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Elsevier
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0167-2681
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10.1016/j.jebo.2003.10.013
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  issn         = {0167-2681},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {403--419},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization},
  title        = {Intra-Generational Trust - a Semi-Experimental Study of Trust Among Different Generations},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2003.10.013},
  doi          = {10.1016/j.jebo.2003.10.013},
  volume       = {58},
  year         = {2005},
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