Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/95633
Authors: 
Ljunge, Martin
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper 988
Abstract: 
This paper finds evidence that more democratic political institutions increase trust. Second generation immigrants with ancestries from 115 countries are studied within 30 European countries. Comparing individuals born and residing in the same country, those whose father was born in a more democratic country express higher trust than those whose father was born in a less democratic country. The results are robust to individual, parental, and ancestral country controls.
Subjects: 
trust
democracy
political institutions
cultural transmission
social capital
JEL: 
F55
H10
J62
Z13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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