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Table 3 Robustness checks, differences in home countries and time periods

From: Trust of second-generation immigrants: intergenerational transmission or cultural assimilation?

  With regional characteristics Common countries Excluding GB Common period Excluding 2005
Trust in the home country 0.540*** 1.184** 0.568*** 0.656*** 0.568***
  (0.125) (0.469) (0.125) (0.241) (0.125)
Australia X trust in the home country −0.206 −0.554 −0.285* −0.375 −0.291*
  (0.164) (0.773) (0.162) (0.260) (0.164)
Country: 0 = US, 1 = Australia 0.450* 1.415*** 0.709*** 0.572** 0.640***
  (0.254) (0.548) (0.189) (0.279) (0.175)
R-squared 0.120 0.112 0.127 0.092 0.119
Observations 9,954 7,122 5,901 8,514 7,994
  1. Levels of significance: *: 10% **: 5% ***: 1%.
  2. Sample: second-generation immigrants residing in the United States or in Australia.
  3. Note: standard errors (clustered at the individual level) in parentheses. Region of residence characteristics are GDP growth, unemployment rate, population density, crime rate, and the percentage of immigrants from the respondent’s home country in the host country (these are time-variant). The additional controls are as in Table 2, column 3.
  4. Source: HILDA 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and GSS 1978–2010.
  5. Dependent variable: Most people can be trusted (0: No; 1: Yes).