Group status, minorities and trust

Tsutsui, Kei and Zizzo, Daniel (2014) Group status, minorities and trust. Experimental Economics, 17 (2). pp. 215-244.

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We present the results of an experiment measuring the impact of low group status and relative group size on trust, trustworthiness and discrimination. Subjects interact with insiders and outsiders in trust games and periodically enter markets where they can trade group membership. Low status and minority subjects have low morale: that is, they comparatively dislike being low status and being minority subjects. Group discrimination against low status and minority subjects is unchanged. However, low status subjects are deferential to high status subjects in terms of comparatively higher trust, and minority subjects are deferential to majority subjects in terms of comparatively higher trustworthiness.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Julie Frith
Date Deposited: 01 May 2013 10:59
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2024 13:30
DOI: 10.1007/s10683-013-9364-x


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