CAFO Working Papers, Centre for Labour Market Policy Research (CAFO), School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University
Ali M. Ahmed
What's in a Surname?
Abstract: This study examine possible incidence of discrimination
against immigrants in Sweden in an experimental setting. Participants
played the trust game and the dictator game with co-players with different
ethnic affiliation. The family name of the players was exposed to their
counterparts. Results for the trust game showed no discrimination against
non-Swedish co-players. On the other hand, the dictator game experiment
showed a statistically significant discriminatory behavior by men against
co-players with non- European background. The discriminatory behavior was
solely a male phenomenon.
Keywords: Discrimination; Experiment; Trust game; Dictator game; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: C70; C90; J70; (follow links to similar papers)
34 pages, September 15, 2006
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