Status inequality, moral disengagement and violence / Armin Falk (Institute on Behavior and Inequality (briq), University of Bonn and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserFalk, Armin In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, July 2017
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Umfang1 Online-Ressource (29 Seiten) : Illustrationen, Diagramme
SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10921
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-135929 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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This paper studies the causal effect of status differences on moral disengagement and violence. To measure violent behavior, in the experiment, a subject can inflict a painful electric shock on another subject in return for money. We exogenously vary relative status in the realm of sexual attractiveness. In three between-subject conditions, the assigned other subject is either of higher, lower or equal status. The incidence of electric shocks is substantially higher among subjects matched with higher- and lower-status others, relative to subjects matched with equal-status others. This causal evidence on the role of status inequality on violence suggests an important societal cost of economic and social inequalities.