2015

Globalization and the Transmission of Social Values: The Case of Tolerance

Särtryck nr 2015:22

Författare: Niclas Berggren och Therese NilssonÅr: 2015 Publikation: Journal of Comparative Economics Årgång (nr): 43 (2) Sidor: 371–389
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Tolerance – respecting those who are different – is arguably of particular importance in an era of globalization, where a potential for economic, social and personal development is increasingly a function of interaction with others different from oneself. We investigate whether globalization induces parents to want to instill tolerance in their children, the main idea being that this quality would equip children for greater success in a more integrated world. Using a survey measure, we indeed find that globalization enhances the willingness to transmit such social values. More precisely, economic and social, but not to the same extent political, globalization has this effect, as shown by using the KOF Index of Globalization in regression analysis of up to 59 countries. Extreme bounds analysis and outlier tests indicate robustness. Overall, our results suggest that certain kinds of globalization seem able to shape values in ways considered desirable by many.


Referens:
Berggren, Niclas och Therese Nilsson (2015), "Globalization and the Transmission of Social Values: The Case of Tolerance". Journal of Comparative Economics 43(2), 371–389.

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Niclas Berggren

Forskningsområden: Institutionell och politisk ekonomi; tillit, tolerans och religion; skönhetens betydelse i politiken.

Några av de frågor Niclas Berggren försöker besvara i sin forskning:

  • Hur påverkar t.ex. tillit, tolerans och religion ekonomins funktionssätt?
  • Finns det ett samband mellan graden av marknadsekonomi och sociala variabler (som tillit och tolerans)?

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