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Does equality lead to fraternity?

Leigh, Andrew


Several cross-country studies have observed a negative correlation between inequality and interpersonal trust. Using data from 59 countries, I instrument for inequality using the relative size of the mature-aged cohort, and find that a rise in inequality reduces trust.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Economics Letters
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2006.04.003


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