(Fixed) identity salience and role model primes: impacts on collective action in rural India

Published: 17 February 2023| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/8yyxd7j5gx.2
Stephan Dietrich, Bruhan Konda,


Individual level data from a lab-in-the-field public goods experiment in Uttar Pradesh India to understand how social identity related to caste membership affects public goods provision among homogenous caste groups. We observe a significant "caste gap" in contributions with members from the upper caste contribute significantly more than low caste individuals to members of their own group, possibly as a result of lower levels of intra-group trust among low caste individuals. We also explore whether a role model prime helps mitigate this gap and find that positive role models promote contributions for both groups, but more for low-caste individuals.


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We use STATA 17 to analyse the data.


Universiteit Maastricht


Behavioral Economics