Resource Sharing in the Sharing Economy: Low Childhood Socioeconomic Status As a Barrier

Results from three preregistered studies and the analysis of a field dataset (combined N = 58,154) reveal that consumers growing up in a lower socioeconomic environment are less likely to share their resources in the sharing economy. Greater territorial feelings over one's own possessions emerge as a central underlying mechanism.


Yuechen Wu and Meng Zhu (2020) ,"Resource Sharing in the Sharing Economy: Low Childhood Socioeconomic Status As a Barrier", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 48, eds. Jennifer Argo, Tina M. Lowrey, and Hope Jensen Schau, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 1144-1149.


Yuechen Wu, Johns Hopkins University
Meng Zhu, Johns Hopkins University, USA


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