Lying in the name of the collective good: a developmental study.
ABSTRACT The present study examined the developmental origin of 'blue lies', a pervasive form of lying in the adult world that is told purportedly to benefit a collective. Seven, 9-, and 11-year-old Chinese children were surreptitiously placed in a real-life situation where they decided whether to lie to conceal their group's cheating behavior. Children were also assessed in terms of their willingness in hypothetical situations to endorse lying or truth-telling that benefits a collective but at the same time harms an individual. Results showed that as age increased, children became more inclined to endorse lying in the name of the collective good, and to tell lies for their group themselves. Furthermore, children's endorsement about blue lies in hypothetical situations predicted their actual lying behavior.
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ABSTRACT: The links between Medicaid and welfare exits are examined using longitudinal Medicaid program data. Few people who leave welfare get any sort of ongoing or transitional Medicaid protection. Moreover, it appears that many who are eligible for transitional benefits are not getting them. Finally, people with high expected medical costs appear to be less likely to leave welfare. The loss of Medicaid associated with leaving welfare probably does have an important deterrent effect on welfare exists.Health care financing review 12/1990; Spec No:119-31. · 2.06 Impact Factor