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Social networks and parental behavior in the intergenerational transmission of religion

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  • Eleonora Patacchini
  • Yves Zenou

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We analyze the intergenerational transmission of the strength of religion focusing on the interplay between family and social influences. We find that parental investment in transmitting religious values and peers' religiousity are complements. The relative importance of these socialization factors depends on the religiosity of the parents.

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  • Eleonora Patacchini & Yves Zenou, 2016. "Social networks and parental behavior in the intergenerational transmission of religion," Quantitative Economics, Econometric Society, vol. 7(3), pages 969-995, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:quante:v:7:y:2016:i:3:p:969-995
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    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics
    • D85 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Network Formation
    • Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion

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