Ch'ng, Kean Siang and Loke, Yiing Jia (2010): Inconsistency of fairness evaluation in simulated labot market.
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Reciprocal behavior was often explained by perception of fairness derived from either agents’ intention or distributional outcome. In this paper, we demonstrated that fairness perception depended on the evaluability of the partner’s type. We conducted experiments to investigate how workers formed fairness perception on the employers. We found inconsistency in fairness evaluation in the two simulated worker-employer relations; workers derived fairness by comparing own wage with market wage in a one shot interaction, but workers derived fairness based on current and previous wage when interacting with same employer. The reversal of fairness perception suggested the role of evaluability of partners’ attribute in effort decision among workers.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Inconsistency of fairness evaluation in simulated labot market.|
|Keywords:||Preference reversal; reciprocity; gift exchange; evaluability hypothesis;experiment.|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D86 - Economics of Contract: Theory
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B2 - History of Economic Thought since 1925 > B21 - Microeconomics
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C9 - Design of Experiments > C92 - Laboratory, Group Behavior
|Depositing User:||Kean Siang Ch'ng|
|Date Deposited:||22. Mar 2010 23:09|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 02:26|
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