The transmission of continuous cultural traits in endogenous social networks
Tim Hellmann and
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Fabrizio Panebianco: Center for Mathematical Economics, Bielefeld University
No 579, Center for Mathematical Economics Working Papers from Center for Mathematical Economics, Bielefeld University
We study a model of transmission of continuous cultural traits across generations where children learn their cultural trait from their parents and their social environment modeled by a network. Parents can engage in the socialization process of their children by biasing links in the network in order for their children to adopt a cultural trait similar to their own. In this endogenous network, we study the emergence of positive and negative role models, the existence of a steady state cultural trait, its characterization in terms long-run influence of each dynasty, and the speed of convergence.
Keywords: Cultural transmission; Social networks; Persistence of cultural traits; Network Formation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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