Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/67242
Authors: 
Lucifora, Claudio
Meurs, Dominique
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6977
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the links between family values, social needs and individual preferences for welfare using data from the 2005 French Generation and Gender Survey (GGS). We analyse individual preferences, for financial assistance and the provision of care services, with respect to welfare support as opposed to within household production. The strength of family ties is based on individual's self-assessed family values (such as, duties, responsibilities and norms of reciprocity), both within the couple and between parents and children. We find a positive association between weak (strong) family values and the preferences for welfare state support (provision of domestic services). The relevance of family values is shown to be invariant to different socio-economic circumstances, such as: financial distress, bad health or family size. Using long term cultural determinants of selected ethnic and religious groups as instruments for family values, we also provide evidence for causal effects.
Subjects: 
family values
preferences for welfare
culture
religion
JEL: 
J12
J13
I31
I38
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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