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dc.contributor.authorSüdekum, Jensen_US
dc.contributor.authorHeblich, Stephanen_US
dc.contributor.authorFalck, Oliveren_US
dc.contributor.authorLameli, Alfreden_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-11T09:12:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-11T09:12:01Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/37364-
dc.description.abstractWe investigate whether time-persistent cultural borders impede economic exchange across regions of the same country. To measure cultural differences we evaluate, for the first time in economics, linguistic micro-data about phonological and grammatical features of German dialects. These data are taken from a unique linguistic survey conducted between 1879 and 1888 in 45,000 schools. Matching this information to 439 current German regions, we construct a dialect similarity matrix. Using a gravity analysis, we show that current cross-regional migration is positively affected by historical dialect similarity. This suggests that cultural identities formed in the past still influence economic exchange today.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherVerein für Socialpolitik Frankfurt a. M.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBeiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie - Session: Cultural Influences on Economic Behaviour C13-V1en_US
dc.subject.jelR23en_US
dc.subject.jelZ10en_US
dc.subject.jelJ61en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordDialectsen_US
dc.subject.keywordLanguageen_US
dc.subject.keywordCultureen_US
dc.subject.keywordInternal migrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordGravityen_US
dc.subject.keywordGermanyen_US
dc.titleDialects, Cultural Identity, and Economic Exchangeen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn654582084-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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