Intra-generational trust - A semi-experimental study of trust among different generations
2005 (English)In: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, ISSN 0167-2681, Vol. 58, no 3, 403-419 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 58, no 3, 403-419 p.
Cohort effect, Experiments, Social capital, Trust game
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50385DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2003.10.013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-50385DiVA: diva2:271281