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To study the persistence of cultural norms that mandate respect towards the elder, weconducted an artefactual field experiment in two cities in Ghana. Using a public good gamewith third-party punishment, we find that punisher's age is an important determinant ofcooperation. Our results indicate the elder are more efficient using punishment thanyoungsters.

Keywords: Field experiment ; status ; age ; punishment ; public goods

Subject(s): Community/Rural/Urban Development

Institutional and Behavioral Economics

Public Economics

Issue Date: 2014-07

Publication Type: Working or Discussion Paper

DOI and Other Identifiers: ISSN (2192-3248) (Other)

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/175303

Total Pages: 19

JEL Codes: H41; C92; C93

Series Statement: GlobalFood Discussion Paper

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Record appears in: Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen > GlobalFood Discussion Papers





Author: Asiedu, Edward ; Ibanez, Marcela

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/175303?ln=en







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