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Institutional Quality Causes Social Trust: Evidence from Survey and Experimental Data on Trusting Under the Shadow of Doubt


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Title: Institutional Quality Causes Social Trust: Evidence from Survey and Experimental Data on Trusting Under the Shadow of Doubt
Authors: Martinangeli, Andrea F.M.
Povitkina, Marina
Jagers, Sverker C.
Rothstein, Bo
Issue Date: Dec-2020
Publication type: article, other scientific
Organization: The QoG institute
Series/Report no.: Working Papers
2020:13
Abstract: Social trust is a crucial ingredient for successful collective action. What causes social trust to develop, however, remains poorly understood. The quality of political institutions has been proposed as a candidate driver and has been shown to correlate with social trust. We show that this relationship is causal. We begin by documenting a positive correlation between quality of institutions, measured by embezzlement, and social trust using survey data. We then take the investigation to the ... more
ISSN: 1653-8919
Related work: https://www.gu.se/sites/default/files/2020-12/2020_13_Martinangeli_Povitkina_Jagers_Rothstein.pdf
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/67203
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