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ERIC Number: EJ936119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
Trust and Schooling in the United States
Dincer, Oguzhan C.
Economics of Education Review, v30 n5 p1097-1102 Oct 2011
I investigate the effects of trust on human capital measured as average years of schooling in U.S. states using data from the 1980s and the 1990s. I find robust evidence that an increase in trust increases schooling across U.S. states. According the results of the seemingly unrelated regression estimation, a 25 percentage point increase in "Trust" increases the average years of schooling by approximately 1.5 months. This is not insignificant since more than $5000 increase in per capita income (in 2000 prices) is needed to have the same effect on schooling. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Language: English
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