Yamamura, Eiji (2008): Comparison of neighborhood trust between generations in a racially homogeneous society: A case study from Japan.
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Using Japanese prefecture-level data for the years 1979 and 1996, I explore the extent to which inequality, age heterogeneity, and human capital have an effect upon neighborhood trust, which is ordinarily considered as a kind of particularized trust. The major findings are as follows: (1) Income inequality is associated with low trust for both young and the old generations. (2) Age homogeneity and education have a detrimental effect on trust. However, this tendency is not observed when the sample includes older-generation respondents only. These results are not changed when I instrument for inequality and per capita income using the relative size of the mature-aged cohort and the occurrence of natural disasters. It follows that neighborhood trust contains mixed features of generalized and particularized trust.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Comparison of neighborhood trust between generations in a racially homogeneous society: A case study from Japan.|
|Keywords:||Trust; Inequality; Age Heterogeneity; Social Capital|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D3 - Distribution > D30 - General
Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology > Z13 - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
|Depositing User:||eiji yamamura|
|Date Deposited:||30. Aug 2008 09:26|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 07:56|
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