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Title: The Power of the Family

Citation Type: Journal Article

Publication Year: 2010

DOI: 10.1007/s10887-010-9052-z

Abstract: We study the importance of family ties on economic behavior. We define our measure of family ties using individual responses from the World Value Survey (WVS) regarding the role of the family and the love and respect that children are expected to have for their parents in 81 countries. We show that with strong family ties home production is higher and families larger, labor force participation of women and youngsters, and geographical mobility lower. To assess causality, we look at the behavior of second generation immigrants. Our results overall indicate a significant influence of the strength of family ties on economic outcomes.

Url: http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/faculty/paola.giuliano/JEG_May2010.pdf

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Authors: Alesina, Alberto; Giuliano, Paola

Periodical (Full): Journal of Economic Growth

Issue: 2

Volume: 15

Pages: 93-125

Data Collections: IPUMS ATUS

Topics: Family and Marriage