Worldviews and Intergenerational Altruism: A Comparison of Turkish People Living in Turkey and Germany

26 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2017

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K. Ali Akkemik

Independent

Mehmet Bulut

Independent

Marcus Dittrich

Deggendorf Institute of Technology; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Koray Göksal

Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University

Kristina Leipold

Dresden University of Technology

Masao Ogaki

Keio University

Date Written: March 22, 2017

Abstract

In this paper, we examine and compare the impact of cultural differences on intergenerational altruism in Turkish people living in Turkey and in Germany, using the anthropological concept of worldview. Data were gathered from four surveys: nationwide surveys in Turkey and Germany, an online survey of Turkish people living in Germany, and a survey conducted as an experiment in a mosque attended by Turkish people in Germany. We find striking differences in parenting attitudes between Turkish people living in Turkey and those who live in Germany. Turkish people living in Germany tend to resemble German people in their parenting attitudes. We also find that differences in confidence attached to worldview beliefs, differences in religiosity, and the subjective probabilities attached to worldview beliefs (such as “All humans evolved from another living organism”) between Turkish people living in Turkey and those in Germany have statistically significant explanatory power for these differences in parenting attitudes.

Keywords: intergenerational altruism, worldviews, religion, tough love, spoiling love

JEL Classification: Z100, Z120, D640

Suggested Citation

Akkemik, K. Ali and Bulut, Mehmet and Dittrich, Marcus and Göksal, Koray and Leipold, Kristina and Ogaki, Masao, Worldviews and Intergenerational Altruism: A Comparison of Turkish People Living in Turkey and Germany (March 22, 2017). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6404. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2954543

K. Ali Akkemik

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Mehmet Bulut

Independent

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Marcus Dittrich (Contact Author)

Deggendorf Institute of Technology ( email )

Edlmairstraße 6 und 8
Deggendorf, Bavaria 94469
Germany

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) ( email )

Poschinger Str. 5
Munich, DE-81679
Germany

Koray Göksal

Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University ( email )

Department of Public Finance Faculty of Political
Sciences Yildirim Beyazit University
Ankara, 06690
Turkey

Kristina Leipold

Dresden University of Technology ( email )

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Dresden, 01062
Germany

Masao Ogaki

Keio University ( email )

2-15-45 Mita
Minato-ku
Tokyo, 108-8345
Japan

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