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Economic Origins of Cultural Norms: The Case of Animal Husbandry and Bastardy

Christoph Eder and Martin Halla ()

Annual Conference 2017 (Vienna): Alternative Structures for Money and Banking from Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association

Abstract: We explore the origins of the cultural norm regarding illegitimacy and test the hypothesis that traditional agricultural production structures influenced the historical illegitimacy ratio, and have a lasting effect until today. Based on data dating back to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, we use exogenous variation in the local agricultural suitability to show that descendants from societies focusing on animal husbandry (and not crop farming) are today still more likely to have a non-marital birth.

JEL-codes: J13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr, nep-evo, nep-his and nep-soc
Date: 2017
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