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Cultural transmission of civicness

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  • Ljunge, Martin

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This paper estimates the intergeneration transmission of civicness by studying second generation immigrants in 29 European countries. There is a significant transmission of civicness both on the mother’s and father’s side. The estimates provide evidence on the transmission of trustworthiness.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 291-294

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:1:p:291-294

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Keywords: Intergenerational transmission; Civicness; Civic virtues; Trustworthiness; Cultural transmission;

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Cited by:
  1. Ljunge, Martin, 2013. "Social Capital and Political Institutions: Evidence that Democracy Fosters Trust," Working Paper Series 988, Research Institute of Industrial Economics.
  2. Martin Ljunge, 2012. "Family Ties and Civic Virtues: Evidence on Wilson's "Moral Sense"," Discussion Papers 12-07, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics.
  3. Ljunge, Martin, 2013. "Social Capital and the Family: Evidence that Strong Family Ties Cultivate Civic Virtues," Working Paper Series 967, Research Institute of Industrial Economics.
  4. Julie Moschion & Domenico Tabasso, 2013. "Trust of Second Generation Immigrants: Intergenerational Transmission or Cultural Assimilation?," Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series wp2013n02, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne.

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