Are the elder more effective implementing punishment? Experimental evidence from urban Ghana

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


Issue Date:
2014-07
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN (2192-3248) (Other)
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/175303
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/175303
Total Pages:
19
JEL Codes:
H41; C92; C93
Series Statement:
GlobalFood Discussion Paper
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