Akkemik, K. Ali Dittrich, Marcus Göksal, Koray Leipold, Kristina Ogaki, Masao
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53rd Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Regional Integration: Europe, the Mediterranean and the World Economy", 27-31 August 2013, Palermo, Italy
This paper studies the effects of differences in worldviews on parents? attitudes towards their children. We use unique German survey data containing questions on worldviews, religion, parental behavior, and socioeconomic variables. Our empirical evidence suggests that people with stronger confidence in strong disbelief in afterlife are more likely to have a tough love attitude towards their children. On the other hand, people who have strong disbelief in afterlife are less likely to have tough love attitude towards their children. Our results also indicate that people who belong to the Protestant and Catholic churches in Germany are less likely to have spoiling love attitude. On the other hand, people who have strong disbelief in afterlife are less likely to have tough love attitude towards their children.
Intergenerational altruism worldview religion tough love spoiling love