We implement a lab-in-the-field experiment among child- care workers in Chandigarh, India, to evaluate discrimina- tory attitudes of the Hindu workers toward Muslim children. We use a third-party allocation game that controls for self- ish payoff-maximizing preferences across the treatments and focus exclusively on distributional attitudes. Our results indicate that the workers in our sample are primarily moti- vated by welfare-based criteria in making their allocation decisions and do not practice discrimination based on reli- gious identities.
Searching for religious discrimination among childcare workers
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