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dc.contributor.authorPatacchini, Eleonoraen_US
dc.contributor.authorZenou, Yvesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:42:10Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:42:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201106224670en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/52017-
dc.description.abstractWe analyze the intergenerational transmission of the strength of religion focusing on the interplay between family and peer effects. We develop a theoretical model suggesting that both peer quality and parental effort are of importance for the religious behavior of the children. We then bring the model to the data by using a very detailed dataset of adolescent friendship networks in the United States. We find that, for religious parents, the higher is the fraction of religious peers, the more parents put effort in transmitting their religiosity, indicating cultural complementarity. For non-religious parents, we obtain the reverse, indicating cultural substitutability. Concerning the success in transmitting the religious trait, we find that, for religious parents, the fraction of religious peers has only an indirect effect (through parental effort) while, for non-religious parents, there is a lower indirect effect and a statistically significant and sizeable direct effect of peers on the transmission of the non-religious trait.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5787en_US
dc.subject.jelA14en_US
dc.subject.jelD85en_US
dc.subject.jelZ12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordreligionen_US
dc.subject.keywordcultural transmissionen_US
dc.subject.keywordpeer effectsen_US
dc.subject.keywordnetwork fixed effectsen_US
dc.titleSocial networks and parental behavior in the intergenerational transmission of religionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn669527831en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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