Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/193249
Authors: 
Casari, Marco
Ichino, Andrea
Michaeli, Moti
De Paola, Maria
Marandola, Ginevra
Scoppa, Vincenzo
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 11955
Abstract: 
Migration may cause not only a brain drain but also a civicness drain, leading to an uncivicness trap. We study this possibility using college choices of southern-Italian students classified as Civic if not cheating in a die-roll experiment. Local civicness is the fraction of Civic in their high-school class. A civicness drain is observed at high and low local civicness. We explain this finding in a model in which Civic and Uncivic types balance hope vs. fear of migration outcomes, taking into account economic gains, risk preferences, and their beliefs about being considered Civic in the place of destination.
Subjects: 
migration
Italy
honesty game
experiments
social capital
JEL: 
H
J6
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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