Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Determinants of trust in a racially homogeneous society

Contents:

Author Info

  • Eiji Yamamura

    ()
    (Seinan Gaukuin Universtiy, Department of Economics)

Abstract

Using prefecture level data of Japan for the years 1979 and 1996, I explore the extent to which inequality, age heterogeneity, and social capital have an effect upon interpersonal trust. The major finding is that inequality is associated with low trust, while generational heterogeneity is associated with high trust. However, this tendency is not observed when the sample includes female respondents only. These results are not changed when I instrument for inequality using the relative size of the mature-aged cohort.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://www.accessecon.com/pubs/EB/2008/Volume26/EB-08Z10028A.pdf
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 26 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 1-9

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-08z10028

Contact details of provider:

Related research

Keywords:

Find related papers by JEL classification:

References

References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
as in new window
  1. Berggren, Niclas & Jordahl, Henrik, 2005. "Free to Trust? Economic Freedom and Social Capital," Working Paper Series, Uppsala University, Department of Economics 2005:2, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
  2. Andrew Leigh, 2006. "Trust, Inequality and Ethnic Heterogeneity," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 82(258), pages 268-280, 09.
  3. Leigh, Andrew, 2006. "Does equality lead to fraternity?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 93(1), pages 121-125, October.
  4. Jacob L. Vigdor, 2004. "Community Composition and Collective Action: Analyzing Initial Mail Response to the 2000 Census," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 86(1), pages 303-312, February.
  5. Alberto Alesina & Eliana La Ferrara, 2000. "Participation In Heterogeneous Communities," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, MIT Press, vol. 115(3), pages 847-904, August.
  6. La Ferrara, Eliana & Alesina, Alberto, 2000. "Participation in Heterogeneous Communities," Scholarly Articles 4551796, Harvard University Department of Economics.
  7. Alesina, Alberto & La Ferrara, Eliana, 2002. "Who trusts others?," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 85(2), pages 207-234, August.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Yamamura, Eiji, 2009. "How do neighbors influence investment in social capital? : Homeownership and length of residence," MPRA Paper 15174, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Yamamura, Eiji, 2011. "The role of social trust in reducing long-term truancy and forming human capital in Japan," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 30(2), pages 380-389, April.
  3. Eiji Yamamura, 2012. "The effect of social trust on achievement test performance of students in Japan," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(7), pages 645-648, May.
  4. Pierre Courtois & Tarik Tazdaït, 2012. "Learning to trust strangers: an evolutionary perspective," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, Springer, vol. 22(2), pages 367-383, April.
  5. Yamamura, Eiji, 2011. "Positive externalities of congestion on health: A case study of chronic illness in Japan for the period 1988–2009," MPRA Paper 30863, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Yamamura, Eiji, 2012. "Charitable giving under inequality aversion and social capital," MPRA Paper 37975, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  7. Florence Neymotin, 2014. "Immigrant influx and social cohesion erosion," IZA Journal of Migration, Springer, Springer, vol. 3(1), pages 1-29, December.
  8. Yamamura, Eiji, 2013. "Atomic bombs and the long-run effect on trust: Experiences in Hiroshima and Nagasaki," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 46(C), pages 17-24.

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-08z10028. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (John P. Conley).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.