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Group identity, social distance and intergroup bias
Centre for Labour Market Policy Research (CAFO), Växjö University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1798-8284
2007 (English)In: Journal of Economic Psychology, ISSN 0167-4870, Vol. 28, no 3, 324-337 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper studies how groupidentity, socialdistance and intergroupbias may affect economic decision-making. Two types of experimental groupings are created, and subjects are then paired with either an in-group member or an out-group member in a number of two-person games. The result of this experiment shows that out-group members face a risk of being discriminated against. The cause of the discrimination is not hostility toward out-group members; the discrimination is triggered because of higher expectations or favoritism of in-group members. This type of behavior holds, regardless of the grouping procedure.

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Elsevier, 2007. Vol. 28, no 3, 324-337 p.
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Discrimination; Intergroupbias; Groupidentity; Socialdistance; Experiment
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84245DOI: 10.1016/j.joep.2007.01.007OAI: diva2:558334
Available from: 2012-10-02 Created: 2012-10-02 Last updated: 2015-03-06

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