Where do fairness preferences come from? Norm transmission in a teen friendship network

Hugh-Jones, David ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8360-8884 and Ooi, Jinnie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0344-9172 (2023) Where do fairness preferences come from? Norm transmission in a teen friendship network. European Economic Review, 157. ISSN 0014-2921

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Abstract

We ran an experiment on transmission of fairness norms in a friendship network of 11–15 year olds. Experiment participants were able to observe a peer's allocations between two anonymous others. Observing others’ choices affected both participants’ own choices and their expressed fairness judgments. Rather than learning a new norm, participants decided which of two already known norms applied in the experimental situation. We also use the social network to examine how social influence varies with friendship status and network position.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: This work was funded by Economic and Social Research Council, United Kingdom grant ES/K009214/1 “The norm of honesty”. Our biggest thanks go to the teachers and pupils of the participating school for their assistance. We thank Subhasish Choudhury, Ori Weisel, Erin Krupka, Denise Laroze, Bertil Tungodden, Odile Poulsen, Oana Borcan, Xueheng Li, Daniel Zizzo, and participants at NIBS and RES conferences, and at the first Cultural Transmission and Social Norms workshop, for comments. Funding Information: This work was funded by Economic and Social Research Council, United Kingdom grant ES/K009214/1 “The norm of honesty”. Our biggest thanks go to the teachers and pupils of the participating school for their assistance. We thank Subhasish Choudhury, Ori Weisel, Erin Krupka, Denise Laroze, Bertil Tungodden, Odile Poulsen, Oana Borcan, Xueheng Li, Daniel Zizzo, and participants at NIBS and RES conferences, and at the first Cultural Transmission and Social Norms workshop, for comments. Ethical approval was given by the University of East Anglia School of Economics Ethics Subcommittee (submission dated 6 May 2016). The pre-analysis plan is available at https://osf.io/ckv59/. Raw data is not available so as to maintain privacy, but the corresponding author is happy to report summary statistics on request. Publisher Copyright: © 2023
Uncontrolled Keywords: experiment,fairness,norms,finance,economics and econometrics ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2000/2003
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 17 May 2024 16:30
Last Modified: 17 May 2024 16:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/95238
DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2023.104498

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