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dc.contributor.authorBisin, Albertoen_US
dc.contributor.authorPatacchini, Eleonoraen_US
dc.contributor.authorVerdier, Thierryen_US
dc.contributor.authorZenou, Yvesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-20en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-28T13:57:14Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-28T13:57:14Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/46183-
dc.description.abstractWe propose a theoretical framework to study the determinants of ethnic and religious identity along two distinct motivational processes which have been proposed in the social sciences: cultural conformity and cultural distinction. Under cultural conformity, ethnic identity is reduced by neighborhood integration, which weakens group loyalties and prejudices. On the contrary, under cultural distinction, ethnic minorities are more motivated in retaining their own distinctive cultural heritage the more integrated are the neighborhoods where they reside and work. Data on ethnic preferences and attitudes provided by the Fourth National Survey of Ethnic Minorities in the UK enables us to test the relative significance of these two identity processes. We find evidence consistent with intense ethnic and religious identity mostly formed as a cultural distinction mechanism. Consistently, we document that ethnic identities are more intense in mixed than in segregated neighborhoods.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5234en_US
dc.subject.jelA14en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordethnicityen_US
dc.subject.keywordidentityen_US
dc.subject.keywordintermarriageen_US
dc.subject.keywordcultural transmissionen_US
dc.titleBend it like Beckham: Ethnic identity and integrationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn66246799Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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