Trust Issues: Evidence from Second Generation Immigrants
AbstractThis paper estimates the intergenerational transmission of trust by studying second generation immigrants in 29 European countries with ancestry in 87 nations. There is significant transmission of trust on the mother’s side. The transmission is stronger in Northern Europe. Ancestry from more developed countries suggests a stronger transmission of trust, but the heterogeneity in ancestry dissipates for individuals who reside in Northern Europe. The results suggest an interaction between cultural background and current institutions, where building trust in Northern Europe is a long process but the adjustment to the trust levels in Southern and Eastern Europe is fast.
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Intergenerational transmission; Trust; Immigrants; Cultural transmission; Integration of immigrants;
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- Martin Ljunge, 2011. "Trust Issues: Evidence from Second Generation Immigrants," Discussion Papers 11-31, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics.
- D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation
- D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search, Learning, and Information
- J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
- Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
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- NEP-ALL-2013-01-07 (All new papers)
- NEP-EUR-2013-01-07 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-EVO-2013-01-07 (Evolutionary Economics)
- NEP-MIG-2013-01-07 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-SOC-2013-01-07 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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