Discussion Paper Details
Please find the details for DP7965 in an easy to copy and paste format below:
Title: Does Culture Matter?
Author(s): Raquel FernŠndez
Publication Date: August 2010
Keyword(s): Beliefs, Culture, Norms and Preferences
Programme Area(s): Development Economics, International Macroeconomics and Public Economics
Abstract: This paper reviews the literature on culture and economics, focusing primarily on the epidemiological approach. The epidemiological approach studies the variation in outcomes across different immigrant groups residing in the same country. Immigrants presumably differ in their cultures but share a common institutional and economic environment. This allows one to separate the effect of culture from the original economic and institutional environment. This approach has been used to study a variety of issues, including female labor force participation, fertility, labor market regulation, redistribution, growth, and financial development among others.
For full details and related downloads, please visit: https://cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=7965
FernŠndez, R. 2010. 'Does Culture Matter?'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research. https://cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=7965