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Gender differences in discrimination emerge early in life: Evidence from primary school children in a bilingual city

Silvia Angerer, E. Dutcher, Daniela Glätzle-Rützler (), Philipp Lergetporer and Matthias Sutter ()

Economics Letters, 2017, vol. 152, issue C, 15-18

Abstract: We report the decisions of 824 young children who allocated a fixed endowment between two other children where only one spoke the same language as the decision maker. We show that boys are more likely to discriminate against the out-group.

Keywords: Discrimination; Gender; Language; Children; Experiment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C91 C93 D03 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2016.12.031

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