Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/81422
Authors: 
Ljunge, Martin
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper 946
Abstract: 
This paper estimates the intergenerational transmission of trust by studying second generation immigrants in 29 European countries with ancestry in 87 nations. There is significant transmission of trust on the mother’s side. The transmission is stronger in Northern Europe. Ancestry from more developed countries suggests a stronger transmission of trust, but the heterogeneity in ancestry dissipates for individuals who reside in Northern Europe. The results suggest an interaction between cultural background and current institutions, where building trust in Northern Europe is a long process but the adjustment to the trust levels in Southern and Eastern Europe is fast.
Subjects: 
Intergenerational transmission
Trust
Immigrants
Cultural transmission
Integration of immigrants
JEL: 
D13
D83
J62
Z13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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