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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Standard

Intra-Generational Trust - a Semi-Experimental Study of Trust Among Different Generations. / Holm, Jerker; Nystedt, Paul.

In: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 58, No. 3, 2005, p. 403-419.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Harvard

APA

CBE

MLA

Vancouver

Author

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Intra-Generational Trust - a Semi-Experimental Study of Trust Among Different Generations

AU - Holm, Jerker

AU - Nystedt, Paul

N1 - 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)

PY - 2005

Y1 - 2005

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - trust game

KW - cohort effect

KW - experiments

KW - social capital

U2 - 10.1016/j.jebo.2003.10.013

DO - 10.1016/j.jebo.2003.10.013

M3 - Article

VL - 58

SP - 403

EP - 419

JO - Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

JF - Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

SN - 0167-2681

IS - 3

ER -