Trust and discrimination in a segmented society: An experimental approach

  title={Trust and discrimination in a segmented society: An experimental approach},
  author={C. Fershtman and U. Gneezy},
  • C. Fershtman, U. Gneezy
  • Published 1999
  • Economics, Political Science
  • An experimental approach is used to study ethnic discrimination within the Israeli Jewish society. Our experiment indicates that the segmented structure of Israeli society manifests itself in a consistent pattern of mistrust. In a trust game that we studied, money transferred to players of Eastern ethnic origin (Sephardic Jew) was significantly less than that transferred to players of Western origin (Ashkenazic Jew). 
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