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Table 1 Trust and relative income mobility (upward/downward)

From: Uncovering the impact of intergenerational income mobility on interpersonal trust

  (1) (2) (3)
TRUST=1 if “can trust” MLE coeff ME MLE coeff ME MLE coeff ME
A g e≤25 –0.465 –0.170 –0.575* –0.056* –0.430 –0.0623
  (–1.62)   (–2.09)   (–1.58)  
25<A g e≤35 –0.342 –0.131 –0.0541 –0.0866 –0.0160 –0.0813
  (–1.77)   (–0.28)   (–0.08)  
35<A g e≤45 –0.244 –0.102 0.0751 –0.0601 0.0937 –0.0551
  (–1.31)   (0.42)   (0.52)  
45<A g e≤65 0.0331 –0.0039 0.314 0.0071 0.294 0.0086
  (0.18)   (1.81)   (1.70)  
IMI –1.244*** –0.364*** 1.475*** 0.306*** 1.432*** 0.289***
  (–4.63)   (13.64)   (14.54)  
Black –0.376** –0.136** –0.354* –0.0700* –0.295* –0.0647*
  (–2.63)   (–2.57)   (–2.14)  
Female 0.0742 0.0336 –0.0797 0.0098 –0.0730 0.00831
  (1.02)   (–1.16)   (–1.07)  
Educ 0.0860*** 0.0311*** 0.0733*** 0.0220*** 0.0803*** 0.0190***
  (5.25)   (4.48)   (5.18)  
Res16 0.0104 0.0048 –0.00887 0.0008 0.0059 –0.0019
  (0.42)   (–0.38)   (0.25)  
Children –0.121 –0.0441 –0.154 –0.0187 –0.155 –0.0155
  (–1.25)   (–1.66)   (–1.68)  
Religious –0.0009 –0.0026 0.0243 0.0059 0.0494 0.0018
  (–0.01)   (0.25)   (0.51)  
IMI    
A g e≤25 –0.188 –0.170 0.430 –0.0562 0.165 –0.0623
  (–0.55)   (1.33)   (0.54)  
25<A g e≤35 –0.248 –0.131 –0.320 –0.0866 –0.364 –0.0813
  (–1.03)   (–1.54)   (–1.77)  
35<A g e≤45 –0.367 –0.102 –0.325 –0.0601 –0.334 –0.0551
  (–1.60)   (–1.63)   (–1.70)  
45<A g e≤65 –0.375 –0.0039 –0.318 0.0071 –0.281 0.00858
  (–1.67)   (–1.63)   (–1.46)  
Black 0.0136 –0.136 0.0789 –0.0700 0.00534 –0.0647
  (0.09)   (0.55)   (0.04)  
Female 0.172* 0.0336* 0.127 0.0098 0.112 0.0083
  (2.11)   (1.68)   (1.50)  
Educ –0.0055 0.0311 0.00409 0.0220 –0.0104 0.0190
  (–0.36)   (0.29)   (–0.75)  
Res16 0.0268 0.00480 0.0129 0.0008 –0.0139 –0.0019
  (0.96)   (0.50)   (–0.54)  
Children –0.0096 –0.0441 0.0979 –0.0187 0.104 –0.0155
  (–0.09)   (0.95)   (1.02)  
Religious –0.0628 –0.0026 –0.0040 0.0059 –0.0466 0.0018
  (–0.54)   (–0.04)   (–0.44)  
Diffspousemother –0.0074*** –0.0003*** 0.0026 0.0007 0.0033* 0.0008*
  (–3.54) (1.58) (2.07)
ATE –0.434*** 0.497*** 0.504***
N 1205 1205 1205
Wald chi2(22) 261.06 580.02 598.7
LR test of indep. eqns. (rho = 0):       
chi2(1) 4.607 2.803 3.959
Prob>chi2 0.0318 0.0941 0.0466
  1. Note: Biprobit fits a maximum-likelihood two-equation probit models of the binary variables TRUST and IMI
  2. ME stands for Marginal Effects; t statistics in parentheses. In estimations (1) through (3) the binary dummy IMI is based on the differently defined indice I M i n d x 1,I M i n d x 2 and I M i n d x 3. Preferred estimations are printed in bold font
  3. * p<0.05, ** p<0.01, *** p<0.001