Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161843
Authors: 
Akkemik, K. Ali
Bulut, Mehmet
Dittrich, Marcus
Göksal, Koray
Leipold, Kristina
Ogaki, Masao
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 6404
Abstract: 
In this paper, we examine and compare the impact of cultural differences on intergenerational altruism in Turkish people living in Turkey and in Germany, using the anthropological concept of worldview. Data were gathered from four surveys: nationwide surveys in Turkey and Germany, an online survey of Turkish people living in Germany, and a survey conducted as an experiment in a mosque attended by Turkish people in Germany. We find striking differences in parenting attitudes between Turkish people living in Turkey and those who live in Germany. Turkish people living in Germany tend to resemble German people in their parenting attitudes. We also find that differences in confidence attached to worldview beliefs, differences in religiosity, and the subjective probabilities attached to worldview beliefs (such as “All humans evolved from another living organism”) between Turkish people living in Turkey and those in Germany have statistically significant explanatory power for these differences in parenting attitudes.
Subjects: 
intergenerational altruism
worldviews
religion
tough love
spoiling love
JEL: 
Z10
Z12
D64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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