Social networks and parental behavior in the intergenerational transmission of religion

Eleonora Patacchini, Yves Zenou

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We analyze the intergenerational transmission of the strength of religion focusing on the interplay between family and social influences. We find that parental investment in transmitting religious values and peers' religiousity are complements. The relative importance of these socialization factors depends on the religiosity of the parents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)969-995
Number of pages27
JournalQuantitative Economics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016


  • cultural transmission
  • Religion
  • social networks

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