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Title: Economics breeds culture
Author: García Mínguez, Patricio
Ribó, Ausias
Keywords: Mercat de treball
Pluralisme cultural
Labor market
Cultural pluralism
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Facultat d'Economia i Empresa
Series/Report no: [WP E-Eco14/312]
Abstract: Several recent papers document the influence and long lasting effects of technology on preferences. Simultaneously, cultural factors are often invoked to explain heterogeneity in preferences. These two ideas suggest that culture determines the short run equilibrium values of economic variables, but, in the long run, culture changes in response to the underlying economic fundamentals. We build a model in which preferences are endogenous and the diversity in preferences (the "cultural" diversity) is explained by the variation in the relevant economic fundamentals. This can help explain observed differences in labor market attachment among groups defined e.g., by citizenship, ethnicity or gender.
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It is part of: UB Economics – Working Papers, 2014, E14/312
ISSN: 1136-8365
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