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A model of ideological transmission with endogenous parental preferences

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  • Paolo Melindi Ghidi

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Under what conditions can a given trait, such as religion or language, be preserved in the long run? To answer this question I develop a dynamic framework of ideological transmission in families in which parents are biased towards children’s traits and socioeconomic activities are modeled in the shape of a trust-matching process. I model how children are educated to a specific ideological trait that later in life will influence the well-being of the family. Compared to the existing literature, my model yields two new results. First, paternalistic preferences in children’s education at time t are a necessary but not a sufficient condition to ensure the preservation of heterogeneity in the long-run distribution of traits. Second, my model is able to reproduce historical events in which a reversal of parents’ evaluation of traits has been observed. Assuming myopic agents does not change the qualitative results of the model.
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  • Paolo Melindi Ghidi, 2012. "A model of ideological transmission with endogenous parental preferences," International Journal of Economic Theory, The International Society for Economic Theory, vol. 8(4), pages 381-403, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ijethy:v:8:y:2012:i:4:p:381-403
    DOI: j.1742-7363.2012.00196.x
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    1. Chabé-Ferret, Bastien, 2016. "Adherence to Cultural Norms and Economic Incentives: Evidence from Fertility Timing Decisions," IZA Discussion Papers 10269, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Paolo Melindi-Ghidi & Tom Dedeurwaerdere & Giorgio Fabbri, 2017. "Building Bridges for the Adoption of Deep Green Agri-environment Measures: The Emergence of Environmental Knowledge Brokers," EconomiX Working Papers 2017-48, University of Paris Nanterre, EconomiX.
    3. Bezin, Emeline, 2015. "A cultural model of private provision and the environment," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 71(C), pages 109-124.

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