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Intra-Generational Trust - a Semi-Experimental Study of Trust Among Different Generations

Publiceringsår: 2005
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 403-419
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Volym: 58
Nummer: 3
Dokumenttyp: Artikel i tidskrift
Förlag: Elsevier


From a public database in Sweden we obtained a subject pool consisting of one group of 20 years old and another group exactly 50 years older. The groups participated in a mail-based trust game, in which the young cohort exhibited more trust than the older one. Subjects significantly preferred to place trust in co-players of their own cohort and of the female sex. When amounts sent and proportions returned in the mail-based game are compared with other trust games conducted in standard laboratory environments, it is found that the mail-based game does not seem to generate extreme distributions.


  • Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
  • trust game
  • cohort effect
  • experiments
  • social capital


  • ISSN: 0167-2681

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