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Social Insurance Networks

Sammendrag

Based on administrative panel data from Norway, we examine how social insurance dependency spreads within neighborhoods, families, ethnic minorities, and among former schoolmates. We use a fixed effects methodology that accounts for endogenous group formation, contextual interactions, and time-constant as well as time-varying confounders. We report evidence that social insurance dependency is contagious. The estimated network effects are both quantitatively and statistically significant, and they rise rapidly with “relational closeness” in a way that establishes endogenous social interaction as a central causal mechanism. Social interactions do not cross ethnic borders.

Om publikasjonen

Forfattere:

Markussen, Simen og Knut Røed

År:

2012

Serie:

Andre skrifter

JEL:

C31, H55, I38

Nøkkelord:

social interaction, social multiplier, work norms, peer effects

Prosjekt:

1172 - Social Insurance and Labor Market Inclusion in Norway

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