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Educated to be trusting? Evidence from Europe

Kamhon Kan
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Tat-Kei Lai


Using data from the European Values Study and exploiting the compulsory schooling reforms in 13 European countries for identification, we find education to enhance generalized trust. We also find that this effect partly arises from the fact that people learn to form social capital through cooperating and interacting with others in school.
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hal-03274924 , version 1 (09-05-2023)


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Kamhon Kan, Tat-Kei Lai. Educated to be trusting? Evidence from Europe. Economics Letters, 2021, 203, pp.109867. ⟨10.1016/j.econlet.2021.109867⟩. ⟨hal-03274924⟩
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