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Record number 344222
Title Cross-Racial Envy and Underinvestment in South Africa
Author(s) Haile, D.T.; Sadrieh, A.; Verbon, H.
Source Munich, Germany : CESifo (Working Papers 1657) - 23
Department(s) Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group
MGS
Publication type Scientific report
Publication year 2006
Keyword(s) intercultureel onderzoek - interraciale relaties - etnische groepen - etniciteit - oorlog - inkomensverdeling - sociale economie - menselijk gedrag - economische ontwikkeling - zuid-afrika - cross cultural studies - race relations - ethnic groups - ethnicity - war - income distribution - socioeconomics - human behaviour - economic development - south africa
Categories Development Sociology
Abstract Trust games are employed to investigate the effect of heterogeneity in income and race on cooperation in South Africa. The amount of socio-economic information available to the subjects about their counterparts is varied. No significant behavioural differences are observed, when no such information is provided. However, when the information is available, it significantly affects individual trust behaviour. The low income subjects from both racial groups invest significantly less in partnerships with the high income subjects of the other racial group than in any other partnership. We attribute this behaviour to cross-racial envy, which on aggregate may lead to substantial underinvestment in the economy.
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