Racial Differences In Inequality Aversion: Evidence From Real World Respondents In The Ultimatum Game

The distinct historical and cultural experiences of American blacks and whites may influence whether members of those groups perceive a particular exchange as fair. The authors investigate racial differences in fairness standards using preferences for equal treatment in the ultimatum game, where responders choose to allow a proposed division of a monetary amount or to block it. Although previous research has studied group differences in the ultimatum game, no study has been able to examine these across races in America.

Provided by: National Bureau of Economic Research Topic: Security Date Added: May 2011 Format: PDF

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