nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2012‒01‒18
two papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
University Amedeo Avogadro

  1. Cultural Differences, Assimilation and Behavior: Player Nationality and Penalties in Football By Giacomo De Luca; Jeroen Schokkaert;
  2. The Implication of Peer and Parental Influences on University Attendance: A Gender Comparison By Louis N. Christofides; Michael Hoy; Joniada Milla; Thanasis Stengos

  1. By: Giacomo De Luca; Jeroen Schokkaert;
    Abstract: We examine the impact of a different cultural background on individual behavior, focusing on violence on the football field of southern European and nothern European football players in the English Premier League. We find that southern European football players collect on average more football penalties than their nothern European colleagues. We also find that the initially higher number of football penalties incurred by southern European players converges towards the local average, the longer their experience in the Premier League.
    Keywords: Football, Violent Behavior, Culture, Assimilation
    JEL: J61 L83 Z10
    Date: 2011
  2. By: Louis N. Christofides (Universities of Cyprus and Guelph.); Michael Hoy (University of Guelph.); Joniada Milla (University of Guelph.); Thanasis Stengos (University of Guelph.)
    Abstract: In this study, we explore the effect of peers and family on University attendance and graduation. We find that parental expectations and peer effects have a significant impact on the educational outcomes which operates through the interconnectedness between grades and aspirations during high school. Apart from this indirect path, parents and peers directly influence educational outcomes. Policy measures that exploit especially the parental influence on the child may be useful to balance the gender gap of University graduates in Canada.
    Keywords: University Attendance and Graduation, Peer and Parental Influences.
    JEL: I20 J00
    Date: 2012

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