Do markets promote prosocial behavior? Evidence from the standard cross-cultural sample

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By Eff, E. Anthon, Dow, Malcolm McLaren


This study examined the relationship between market integration and generalized prosocial behavior. The authors review theory suggesting that market integration fosters cooperation and fairness in dealing with strangers, and they investigate whether child training for generosity, honesty, and trust are associated with level of market integration among societies in the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample. Results do not indicate an association.

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