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Little Emperors: Behavioral Impacts of China's One-Child Policy (ICPSR 34521) RSS

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Summary:

This study explores the behavioral impact of the One Child Policy in China. Using experimental data it examines whether the One Child Policy affected altruism, trust, trust-worthiness, risk-taking, and competitiveness in individuals. Survey data on personality traits and demographics of the sample are included.

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  • These data are flagged as replication datasets and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.

  • These data are freely available.

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Citation

Cameron, Lisa, Nisvan Erkal, Lata Gangadharan, and Xin Meng. Little Emperors: Behavioral Impacts of China's One-Child Policy. ICPSR34521-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-01-18. doi:10.3886/ICPSR34521.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   emotional states, human behavior, personality, population policy

Smallest Geographic Unit:   city

Geographic Coverage:   Asia, Beijing, China (Peoples Republic), Global

Time Period:  

  • 2010-03-10--2010-03-27

Date of Collection:  

  • 2010-03-10--2010-03-27

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   Population of Beijing.

Data Types:   experimental data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The zipped package contains Stata and Word files, which provide data, tables, and figures used in the publication.

These data are part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.

Methodology

Sample:   Random sample of Beijing population born in 1975, 1978, 1980, and 1983, with parents who had urban hukou at the time of the respondents birth. Subjects were recruited by a private survey company using their regular subject-recruitment network, by approaching people on the streets of Beijing, and by posting an advertisement on their website, and on notice boards and street lamp posts across Beijing.

Weight:   No weights.

Response Rates:   100 percent

Presence of Common Scales:   Dictator games, trust games, risk games, and competition games were conducted. The Big-5 personality traits was also used.

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