Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/124045
Authors: 
Akkemik, K. Ali
Dittrich, Marcus
Göksal, Koray
Leipold, Kristina
Ogaki, Masao
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
53rd Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Regional Integration: Europe, the Mediterranean and the World Economy", 27-31 August 2013, Palermo, Italy
Abstract: 
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.
Subjects: 
Intergenerational altruism
worldview
religion
tough love
spoiling love
JEL: 
Z10
Z12
D64
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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