English title: Who trusts others more? A cross-European study

Author(s): Giuseppe Albanese - Guido de Blasio -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2014

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.

Volume: 41

Issue: 4

From page no: 803

To page no: 820

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1007/S10663-013-9238-7

Journal: Empirica

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