Giovanni Peri features his recent work with Simone Moriconi on regarding culturally transmitted preferences for work (11/12/10)

In a column published on entitled, "Preferences for Working and employment of migrants in Europe," Professor Giovanni Peri summarizes his recent work with Simone Moriconi on culturally transmitted preferences for work.

Country-specific preferences for work are found to have a positive effect on emigrants’ labor market outcomes, with those from countries with an above-average preference for work having higher employment rates abroad. Cultural preferences are significant enough that European Union countries may never converge to the same employment rate.

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