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The Economic Situation of First and Second-Generation Immigrants in France, Germany and the United Kingdom
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's largestExpand
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Regulation and Distrust
In a cross-section of countries, government regulation is strongly negatively correlated with social capital. We document this correlation, and present a model explaining it. In the model, distrustExpand
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The European Trust Crisis and the Rise of Populism
ABSTRACT:We study the implications of the Great Recession for voting for antiestablishment parties, as well as for general trust and political attitudes, using regional data across Europe. We find aExpand
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Regulation and Distrust 1
We document that, in a cross section of countries, government regulation is strongly negatively correlated with measures of trust. In a simple model explaining this correlation, distrust createsExpand
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Civic Virtue and Labor Market Institutions
We argue civic virtue plays a key role in explaining the design of public insurance against unemployment risks by solving moral hazard issues which hinder the efficiency of unemployment insurance. WeExpand
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The Roots of Low European Employment: Family Culture?
First we provide a simple labor supply model in which heterogeneity in family preferences can account for cross-country variations in both the level and the dynamics of employment rates ofExpand
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Family Values and the Regulation of Labor
Flexible labor markets requires geographically mobile workers to be efficient. Otherwise, firms can take advantage of the immobility of workers and extract monopsony rents. In cultures with strongExpand
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Trust and the Welfare State: The Twin Peaks Curve
We show the existence of a twin peaks relation between trust and the size of the welfare state that stems from two opposing forces. Uncivic people support large welfare states because they expect toExpand
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Trust, Growth and Well-Being: New Evidence and Policy Implications
This survey reviews the recent research on trust, institutions and growth. It discusses the various measures of trust and documents the substantial heterogeneity of trust across space and time. TheExpand
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Public Employment and Labour Market Performance
We explore the consequences of public employment for labour market performance. Theory suggests that public employment may not only crowd out private employment, but also increase overallExpand
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