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Inherited Trust and Growth
This paper develops a new method to uncover the causal effect of trust on economic growth by focusing on the inherited component of trust and its time variation. We show that inherited trust ofExpand
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Family Values and the Regulation of Labor
To be efficient, flexible labor markets require geographically mobile workers. Otherwise firms can take advantage of workers' immobility and extract rents at their expense. In cultures with strongExpand
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The Economic Situation of First- and Second-Generation Immigrants in France, Germany, and the UK
A central concern about immigration is the integration into the labour market, not only of the first generation, but also of subsequent generations. Little comparative work exists for Europe’sExpand
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Job Protection: The Macho Hypothesis
This paper shows that the stringency of employment protection in Mediterranean countries can be partly explained by cultural values embedded in religion. Both the security provided by thisExpand
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The Long-Term E↵ects of the Printing Press in Sub-Saharan Africa
This article delves into the relationship between newspaper readership and civic attitudes, and its e↵ect on economic development. To this end, we investigate the long-term consequences of theExpand
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The Long-Term Impact of Social Skills Training at School Entry : A randomized controlled trial
Childhood behavioral skills are strong predictors of adult socio-economic success, but little is known about how to improve these skills, in particular among children the most at risk of poor adultExpand
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E¢ cient and Ine¢ cient Welfare States
This paper shows that cross country di¤erences in the generosity and the quality of the welfare state are associated with di¤erences in the trustworthiness of their citizens. We show that generous,Expand
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Job Protection: the Macho Hypothesis1
This paper shows that employment protection is in‡uenced by the male breadwinner conception which is itself shaped by religions. First, international individual surveys allow us to document thatExpand