Civicness drain / Marco Casari (University of Bologna and IZA), Andrea Ichino (European University Institute, University of Bologna, CEPR, CESifo and IZA), Moti Michaeli (University of Haifa), Maria De Paola (University of Calabria and IZA), Ginevra Marandola (University of Bologna and Joint Research Center), Vincenzo Scoppa (University of Calabria and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserCasari, Marco ; Ichino, Andrea ; Michaeli, Moti ; De Paola, Maria ; Marandola, Ginevra ; Scoppa, Vincenzo
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, November 2018
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11955
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Zusammenfassung (Englisch)

Migration may cause not only a brain drain but also a civicness drain, leading to an uncivicness trap. We study this possibility using college choices of southern-Italian students classified as Civic if not cheating in a die-roll experiment. Local civicness is the fraction of Civic in their high-school class. A civicness drain is observed at high and low local civicness. We explain this finding in a model in which Civic and Uncivic types balance hope vs. fear of migration outcomes, taking into account economic gains, risk preferences, and their beliefs about being considered Civic in the place of destination.