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Who trusts others more? A cross-European study

Giuseppe Albanese () and Guido de Blasio ()

Empirica, 2014, vol. 41, issue 4, 803-820

Abstract: Using the European Social Survey, the paper documents the endowments and the individual determinants of trust across Europe. Self-declared trust is higher in northern countries, in particular Scandinavia; it is lower in southern countries, in particular Italy, Portugal and Greece. At the EU-15 level, we find that a number of factors, such as schooling, family background, labor market status, and a recent history of traumatic experiences, are associated with trust. We also find evidence of heterogeneity for some of the determinants across European countries. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Keywords: Trust; European Social Survey; Individual determinants; Z0; Z13; O52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1007/s10663-013-9238-7

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