Economics at your fingertips  

Why North Korean Refugees are Reluctant to Compete: The Roles of Cognitive Ability

Syngjoo Choi, Byung-Yeon Kim, Jungmin Lee and Sokbae Lee
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Sokbae (Simon) Lee

Papers from

Abstract: The study compares the competitiveness of three Korean groups raised in different institutional environments: South Korea, North Korea, and China. Laboratory experiments reveal that North Korean refugees are less likely to participate in competitive tournaments than South Koreans and Korean-Chinese immigrants. Analysis using a choice model with probability weighting suggests that lower cognitive ability may lead to lower expected performance, more pessimistic beliefs, and greater aversion to competition.

Date: 2021-08, Revised 2023-08
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cna, nep-exp, nep-isf, nep-mig and nep-neu
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc

Downloads: (external link) Latest version (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Papers from
Bibliographic data for series maintained by arXiv administrators ().

Page updated 2024-05-07
Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:2108.08097