Institutional Quality and Generalized Trust: A Nonrecursive Causal Model

@article{Robbins2012InstitutionalQA,
  title={Institutional Quality and Generalized Trust: A Nonrecursive Causal Model},
  author={Blaine Robbins},
  journal={Social Indicators Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={107},
  pages={235-258}
}
This paper investigates the association between institutional quality and generalized trust. Despite the importance of the topic, little quantitative empirical evidence exists to support either unidirectional or bidirectional causality for the reason that cross-sectional studies rarely model the reciprocal relationship between institutional quality and generalized trust. Using data from the World Values Survey, World Bank, and other data sources in an identified nonrecursive structural equation… CONTINUE READING
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