Race, diversity and pro-social behaviour in a segmented society

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dc.contributor.author Burns, Justine
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-30T13:46:25Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-30T13:46:25Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Burns, J. (2012). Race, diversity and pro-social behaviour in a segmented society, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation, 81: 366-378. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167268111002824
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/753
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the impact of racial identity on behavior in trust games played by public high school students in South Africa. There is a systematic pattern of distrust towards Black partners, even by Black proposers, partially attributable to mistaken expectations. Non-Black proposers are significantly less likely to engage in a strategic interaction at all when paired with a Black partner, while Black proposers engage in exchange but at lower levels than when paired with non-Blacks. However, greater racial diversity in public schools promotes pro-social behavior towards Black partners. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation en_US
dc.subject Racial identity en_US
dc.subject Trust games en_US
dc.subject Strategic games en_US
dc.subject South African government high schools en_US
dc.title Race, diversity and pro-social behaviour in a segmented society en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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