Parental background and other-regarding preferences in children

@article{Bauer2014ParentalBA,
  title={Parental background and other-regarding preferences in children},
  author={Michal Bauer and Julie Chytilov{\'a} and Barbara Pertold-Gebicka},
  journal={Experimental Economics},
  year={2014},
  volume={17},
  pages={24-46}
}
Other-regarding preferences are important for establishing and maintaining cooperative outcomes. In this paper, we study how the formation of other-regarding preferences during childhood is related to parental background. Our subjects, aged 4–12 years, are classified into other-regarding types based on simple binary-choice dictator games. The main finding is that the children of parents with low education are less altruistic, more selfish, and more likely to be weakly spiteful. This link is… CONTINUE READING

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