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Parental Divorce and Generalized Trust

Tarja Viitanen

No 5898, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: This paper examines the effect of parental divorce during childhood on generalized trust later on in life using Australian HILDA panel data. The dependent variable is composed of answers to the statement: “Generally speaking, most people can be trusted”. The main explanatory variables include the occurrence of parental divorce for the whole sample and the age at which parents divorced for the sub-sample. The analysis is conducted using random effects ordered probit, correlated random effects ordered probit and instrumental variables ordered probit models. The results indicate that the level of generalized trust is significantly affected by parental divorce for both men and women. This main result is very robust to alternative specifications. Furthermore, there is a marginally significant effect on the expressed level of generalized trust due to age at which parents divorced for women, but not men.

Keywords: parental divorce; generalized trust; HILDA; random effects ordered probit; instrumental variables ordered probit (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H8 J12 J13 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 25 pages
Date: 2011-08
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-dem, nep-lab and nep-soc
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Published - published in: Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 2014, 17 (1), 35-53

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