Skip to main content

Table 5 OLS regressions, the effect of host-country characteristics

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

  3-year moving averages
  1-year lag 13-year lag
     (1)    (2)    (3)    (4)    (5)
Trust in the home country 0.568*** 0.568*** 0.565*** 0.571*** 0.576***
  (0.125) (0.125) (0.125) (0.125) (0.125)
Australia X trust in the home country −0.290* −0.290* −0.287* −0.293* −0.298*
  (0.158) (0.158) (0.158) (0.158) (0.158)
Country: 0 = US, 1 = Australia 0.852*** 2.965*** 1.311*** 2.220** −0.223
  (0.201) (0.981) (0.343) (1.074) (0.567)
Unemployment rate −0.001     
  (0.0103)     
Australia X unemployment rate −0.041*     
  (0.0212)     
Segregation index   −1.039    
   (1.824)    
Australia X segregation index   −1789.7**    
   (703.6)    
Crime rate    −0.0125   
    (0.0102)   
Australia X crime rate    −0.191**   
    (0.0759)   
Gini coefficient     1.291  
     (2.383)  
Australia X Gini coefficient     −5.004  
     (3.222)  
Perceived racial inequality      −2.552*
      (1.306)
Australia X perceived racial inequality      2.202*
      (1.320)
R-squared 0.120 0.120 0.120 0.120 0.120
Observations 9,954 9,954 9,954 9,954 9,954
  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. 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).