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Does education lead to higher generalized trust? The importance of quality of government

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Generalized trust has become a prominent concept at the nexus of several disciplines, and the wide differences in trust between different societies continue to puzzle the social sciences. In this study, we explore the effects of micro and macro level factors in explaining an individual's propensity to ‘trust others'. We hypothesize that higher levels of education will lead to higher social trust in individuals, given that the context (country or regions within countries) in which they reside ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1016/j.ijedudev.2016.05.009

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Department:
Nuffield College
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Educational Development Journal website
Volume:
50
Pages:
59-73
Publication date:
2016-06-05
Acceptance date:
2016-05-31
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ISSN:
0738-0593
Pubs id:
pubs:680835
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uri:26a55f57-6ad4-4e77-a261-8f0e7cafa2c5
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uuid:26a55f57-6ad4-4e77-a261-8f0e7cafa2c5
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pubs:680835

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