Is it possible to speak English without thinking American? On globalization and the determinants of cultural assimilation
AbstractUsing individual and city-level data from Canada, we study how some variables related to globalization, such as immigration, television viewing, borders, and residence history of the individuals, determine cultural assimilation. Results show that actual contact is an important determinant.
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Volume (Year): 100 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
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- Alberto Chong, 2006. "Is It Possible to Speak English Without Thinking American? On Globalization and the Determinants of Cultural Assimilation," Research Department Publications 4454, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
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