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Thu Oct 16 17:50:26 2014 UTCviaf-1004741560.56Caste and punishment the legacy of caste culture in norm enforcement0.560.56Caste and punishment the legacy of caste culture in norm enforcement100474156lccn-nr89012845Hoff, Karla Ruth1953-lccn-n88208249Fehr, Ernst1956-Kshetramade, MayureshApartheidEducationEconomicsLaw and economic developmentBrothersCultural policyPunishmentAnthropologyIdentity (Philosophical concept)DiscriminationSocial psychologyViolenceRace discriminationStereotyping (Printing)SocietiesRapeSocial groups200911111ocn724006301file20090.56Hoff, Karla RuthCaste and punishment the legacy of caste culture in norm enforcementWell-functioning groups enforce social norms that restrain opportunism, but the social structure of a society may encourage or inhibit norm enforcement. This paper studies how the exogenous assignment to different positions in an extreme social hierarchy - the caste system - affects individuals' willingness to punish violations of a cooperation norm. Although the analysis controls for individual wealth, education, and political participation, low-caste individuals exhibit a much lower willingness to punish norm violations that hurt members of their own caste, suggesting a cultural difference across caste status in the concern for members of one's own community. The lower willingness to punish may inhibit the low caste's ability to sustain collective action and so may contribute to its economic vulnerabilityThu Oct 16 15:27:45 EDT 2014batch2469