• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:08    |    
    Studies to understand the preferences of children
    • Quote, , Adam Smith (1776)
    • Motivation
    • Preferences are homogenous
    • Importance of differences in behaviour
  • 05:35    |    
    Study 1: Negative childhood experiences and risk aversion
    • Bad deeds do not go unpunished
    • Results of the study
  • 08:39    |    
    Study 2: Discount rate of children and their ability to finish high school
    • Individual discount rates
    • Results of the study
  • 10:25    |    
    Study 3: Children rationality risk, attitude and misbehaviours
    • Decisions in risk environment
    • Risk in the lab is the risk in the field
  • 14:30    |    
    Early childhood experiences
    • Domestic violence
    • Main effects of domestic violence
    • Long term effects on health
  • 18:32    |    
    Mechanisms of the effects
  • Effects of early life experiences
  • 21:53    |    
    Study's approach
    • Cognitive development
    • Sample of the population
    • Measure of domestic violence and validity
    • Measure of cognitive development
    • The lottery task
    • Lottery instruments
  • 31:14    |    
    Results of the studies
    • Cognitive development and domestic violence
    • Lottery choices
    • Cognitive development and lottery choices
    • Effects of domestic violence
  • 47:15    |    
    Gender differences
    • Cognitive development
    • Lottery choices
  • 49:10    |    
    Mechanism and robustness
  • Mediator of direct effects of domestic violence
  • 53:02    |    
    Conclusion of the study
    • Parental investments
    • Psychological stimulation with kids
    • Behaviour on kids
    • Effects of physical violence
    • Problems of investigating domestic violence
  • 01:05:26    |    
    Final credits

Learning from Children: Using Experiments to Understand Field Behavior

New Media  | 26 de febrero de 2016  | Vistas: 43

Marco Castillo narrates the new research regarding field behaviours in children using different kinds of experiments. The main goal of the experiments is to uncover the differences in behaviours relevant to motivation and individual preferences. The experiments range from negative childhood experiences and risk aversion to rationality risks and their connection to attitudes and misbehaviours. Most estimates in applied macroeconomics assume that there is homogeneity in preferences and behaviours in general. These assumptions are what Marco wants to debunk by proving individual differences in choice. Marco concludes that domestic violence affects negatively the development of younglings. But not all is negative, with positive parental investment children can develop in a healthy way and have a rich and fulfilling life.



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