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Trustlab Italy: a New Dataset for the study of Trust, Family Demography and Personality

Working paper n°: 115

Unit: Population Dynamics and Health

Author(s): Arnstein Aassve, Letizia Mencarini, Francesco Chiocchio, Francesco Gandolfi, Arianna Gatta, Francesco Mattioli

Year: 2018

As more studies focus on social trust and link it to the working of economies and societies, measuring properly this concept is growing in importance. Indeed, as it is a complex construct, entangled to other notions such as reciprocity, it is hard to obtain reliable and accurate measures of it. To mend for this, the OECD has launched Trustlab: a project aimed at creating the first internationally comparable and nationally representative database on trust and social preferences using both survey and experimental approaches. As of March 2018, Trustlab surveys have been run in 6 countries. In this paper we present the data and peculiarities of Trustlab Italy, in which, in addition to the measures of trust, data on personality traits and fertility intentions have been collected.


Arnstein Aassve Bocconi University
Letizia Mencarini
Bocconi University
Francesco Chiocchio
Bocconi University
Francesco Gandolfi
Bocconi University
Arianna Gatta
Bocconi University
Francesco Mattioli
Bocconi University


Language: English


The paper may be downloaded here

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