Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/73990
Authors: 
Uslaner, Eric M.
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 69.2006
Abstract: 
Some researchers claim that diverse populations lead to less trust. Generalized trust is a core value that leads to positive outcomes in societies
Subjects: 
Trust
Diversity
Corruption
from greater tolerance of minority groups and immigrants and willingness to do good deeds, to less corruption, more social welfare and education spending, more open markets, and better functioning government. Generalized trust fundamentally rests upon a foundation of respect for diversity, but at the same time arguing that societies have a common culture. It is the idea that people have a shared fate. Generalized trust rests upon a foundation of economic equality. Yet some claim that diversity leads to less trust rather than more trust. Trusting people who are different from yourself is atypical of most people, they claim. I dispute this
JEL: 
Z13
O57
D73
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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