Judgment of land ownership by young refugee Palestinian and U.S. children

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dc.contributor.author Zebian, Samar
dc.contributor.author Rochat, Philippe
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-13T08:11:03Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-13T08:11:03Z
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.date.issued 2016-04-13
dc.identifier.issn 0165-0254 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3546
dc.description.abstract Children’s sense and reasoning about territory and land ownership may develop differently in contexts of poverty and where narratives of dispossession are a part of daily life and are of political and historical significance, as is the case in the Palestinian refugee context in Lebanon. In this study we looked at how 3- and 5-year-old refugee Palestinian and American children distribute land among neighbors disputing over an unoccupied piece of land separating their properties. Children were required to make distributive justice decisions about 4 scripted scenarios that involved a pretend conflict between different types of neighbors (rich/poor; ingroup vs. outgroup; neighbors of the same material wealth and neighbors that were either poor or rich as well as ingroup members). Both 5-year-old Palestinian and American children showed inequality aversion, favoring the poor neighbor over the rich in their distributive justice decisions. This first finding suggests that being born into poverty does not make young children more sensitive to material inequity, even if the object of dispute is of particular cultural relevance. However, a second main finding suggests that extreme circumstances potentially translate into enhanced ingroup partialities, above and beyond the universal normative trend toward inequity aversion. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Judgment of land ownership by young refugee Palestinian and U.S. children en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200703289 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal International Journal of Behavioral Developmen en_US
dc.journal.volume 36 en_US
dc.journal.issue 6 en_US
dc.article.pages 449-456 en_US
dc.keywords American children en_US
dc.keywords Land entitlement en_US
dc.keywords Palestinian refugee children en_US
dc.keywords Sense of possession en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165025412450526 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Zebian, S., & Rochat, P. (2012). Judgment of land ownership by young refugee Palestinian and US children. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 36(6), 449-456. en_US
dc.author.email samar.zebian@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://jbd.sagepub.com/content/36/6/449.short

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