Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/170630
Authors: 
Litina, Anastasia
Moriconi, Simone
Zanaj, Skerdilajda
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Dipartimento di Economia e Finanza (DISCE), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore 33
Abstract: 
This paper investigates both theoretically and empirically the hypothesis that individual environmental attitudes can be partly accounted for by a cultural component. To empirically identify this component, we exploit variation associated with international migration ows. We find that the environmental attitudes of migrants, while being resilient to environmental conditions, also embed a cultural component, which persists till the second generation migrants. Our results suggest that, in the presence of multiple environmental problems that require collective action, comprehending the driving forces behind the formation of an environmental culture is critical to design effective policies.
Subjects: 
Cultural Transmission
Migration
Environmental Preferences
JEL: 
Q50
Q58
R23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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