Cultural Transmission of Civicness
8 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2012 Last revised: 13 Jun 2013
Date Written: January 27, 2012
This paper estimates the intergeneration transmission of civicness by studying second generation immigrants in 29 European countries with ancestry in 83 nations. There is significant transmission of civicness both on the mother’s and the father’s side. The estimates are quantitatively significant and provide evidence on the transmission of trustworthiness.
Keywords: intergenerational transmission, civicness, civic virtues, trustworthiness, cultural transmission
JEL Classification: D13, D83, J62, Z13
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