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Trust of second-generation immigrants: intergenerational transmission or cultural assimilation?

Moschion, J and Tabasso, D (2014) 'Trust of second-generation immigrants: intergenerational transmission or cultural assimilation?' IZA : Journal of Migration, 3 (10). ISSN 2193-9039

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Abstract

This paper studies the respective influences of intergenerational transmission and the environment in shaping individual trust. Focusing on second generation immigrants in Australia and the United States, we exploit the variation in the home country and in the host country to separate the effect of cultural transmission from that of the social and economic conditions on individual trust. Our results indicate that trust in the home country contributes to the trust of second generation immigrants in both of the host countries, and marginally more in the United States. Social and economic conditions in the host country also affect individual trust. JEL classification: J15, O15, Z10

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trust, Migration, Culture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2017 15:27
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2017 15:27
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20249

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