nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2012‒12‒06
three papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
University Amedeo Avogadro

  1. Culture, Intermarriage, and Immigrant Women's - Labor Supply By Z. Eylem Gevrek; Deniz Gevrek; Sonam Gupta
  2. How Best to Rank Wines: Majority Judgment By Rida Laraki; Michel Balinski
  3. Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft in Hamburg: Privater, öffentlicher und intermediärer Sektor in Zahlen By Nitt-Drießelmann, Dörte; Stiller, Silvia; Wedemeier, Jan

  1. By: Z. Eylem Gevrek (Department of Economics, University of Konstanz, Germany); Deniz Gevrek (Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas); Sonam Gupta (Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA)
    Abstract: We examine the impact of culture on the work behavior of second-generation immigrant women in Canada. We contribute to the current literature by analyzing the role of intermarriage in intergenerational transmission of culture and its subsequent effect on labor market outcomes. Using relative female labor force participation and total fertility rates in the country of ancestry as cultural proxies, we find that culture matters for the female labor supply. Cultural proxies are significant in explaining number of hours worked by second-generation women with immigrant parents. Our results provide evidence that the impact of cultural proxies is significantly larger for women with immigrant parents who share same ethnic background than for those with intermarried parents. The fact that the effect of culture is weaker for women who were raised in intermarried families stresses the importance of intermarriage in assimilation process. Our findings imply that government policies targeting labor supply of women may have differential effect on labor market behavior of immigrant women of different ancestries.
    Keywords: culture, immigrant women, intermarriage, labor supply, immigrant assimilation
    JEL: J12 J15 J22 J61
    Date: 2012–11–21
  2. By: Rida Laraki (Ecole Polytechnique - Ecole Polytechnique, IMJ - Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu - CNRS : UMR7586 - Université Paris VI - Pierre et Marie Curie - Université Paris VII - Paris Diderot); Michel Balinski (Department of Economics, Ecole Polytechnique - CNRS : UMR7176 - Polytechnique - X)
    Abstract: Classifying and ranking wines has been a favorite activity of men and women since timeimmemorial. The intent of this article is to explain how and why the traditional methods for amalgamating the grades fail and how and why a new approach - majority judgment - does the job best.
    Date: 2012–11–19
  3. By: Nitt-Drießelmann, Dörte; Stiller, Silvia; Wedemeier, Jan
    Abstract: In der Studie wird zunächst der private Sektor der Kreativwirtschaft untersucht. Dabei wird auf die Umsätze und die Erwerbstätigenzahlen der Branche in Hamburg eingegangen. Im Zuge dessen wird auch Hamburgs Position im Vergleich zu Berlin, Köln und München dargestellt. Im Anschluss an den privaten Sektor wird die Bedeutung des öffentlichen Sektors analysiert, der sowohl eigene Arbeitsplätze in der Kreativwirtschaft bietet, durch Kulturförderung aber auch Arbeitsplätze in der Privatwirtschaft sichert. In die Betrachtung einbezogen werden auch die Arbeit des Norddeutschen Rundfunks sowie das Engagement der christlichen Kirchen im Kulturbereich. Abschließend wird auf die Bedeutung des intermediären Sektors in Hamburg und seine Relevanz für die Kreativwirtschaft eingegangen, der im Wesentlichen durch das ehrenamtliche Engagement getragen wird. Ergänzend werden die Arbeit der Hamburger Stiftungen betrachtet sowie das private Spenden- und Sponsoringvolumen abgeschätzt. --
    Date: 2012

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