Does culture matter?

Raquel Fernandez

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    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 participaiton, fertility, labor market regulation, redistribution, growth, and financial development among others.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)481-510
    Number of pages30
    JournalHandbook of Social Economics
    Volume1
    Issue number1 B
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2011

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    immigrant
    economics
    female labor force
    redistribution
    fertility
    labor market
    regulation
    Group
    Institutional environment
    Economic environment
    Immigrants
    literature
    Redistribution
    Economics
    Labor market regulation
    Financial development
    Labor force
    Fertility

    Keywords

    • Beliefs
    • Culture
    • Norms
    • Preferences

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
    • Sociology and Political Science

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    Does culture matter? / Fernandez, Raquel.

    In: Handbook of Social Economics, Vol. 1, No. 1 B, 2011, p. 481-510.

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    Fernandez, Raquel. / Does culture matter?. In: Handbook of Social Economics. 2011 ; Vol. 1, No. 1 B. pp. 481-510.
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