Do strong family ties inhibit trust ?

  title={Do strong family ties inhibit trust ?},
  author={John F. Ermisch and Diego Gambetta},
We provide direct evidence that people with strong family ties have a lower level of trust in strangers than people with weak family tie s, and argue that this association is causal. We also investigate the mechanisms that und erlie this effect, and provide evidence that these revolve around the level of outward exposure : factors that limit exposure limit subjects’ experience as well as moti vation to deal with strangers. Our findings are based on experimental data derived fro m a new design… CONTINUE READING

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