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

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title = "Intra-Generational Trust - a Semi-Experimental Study of Trust Among Different Generations",
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.",
keywords = "trust game, cohort effect, experiments, social capital",
author = "Jerker Holm and Paul Nystedt",
note = "The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Health Economics and Forensic Medicine (Closed 2012) (013040050), Department of Economics (012008000)",
year = "2005",
doi = "10.1016/j.jebo.2003.10.013",
language = "English",
volume = "58",
pages = "403--419",
journal = "Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization",
issn = "0167-2681",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "3",