Intergroup contact and nation building: evidence from military service in Spain

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dc.contributor.author Caceres Delpiano, Julio
dc.contributor.author De Moragas, Antoni Italo
dc.contributor.author Facchini, Gabriel
dc.contributor.author González, Ignacio
dc.contributor.editor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Economía
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-30T17:07:40Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-30T17:07:40Z
dc.date.issued 2020-11-30
dc.identifier.issn 2340-5031
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/31507
dc.description.abstract We study the long-term effects of intergroup contact on nation building by exploiting a national lottery that randomly allocated conscripts to different military areas across Spain. For men born in regions featuring a strong regional identity, we find that being assigned to military service in a region different from one's region of birth substantially increases self-identification as Spanish and reduces the likelihood of voting for a regionalist party. Moreover, in support of intergroup contact as the main mechanism behind these results, we find that movers are more likely to have friends from another region than nonmovers
dc.description.sponsorship Cáceres-Delpiano gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Spanish Ministry of Education (Grant ECO2009-11165 and ECO2019-00419-001), the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MDM 2014-0431), and the Comunidad de Madrid MadEco-CM (S2015/HUM-3444). De Moragas acknowledges the support of the Spanish Ministry of Education (Grant PGC2018-099415-B-100 MICINN/FEDER/UE) and Fundación Ramón Areces. Facchini gratefully acknowledges financial support from the General Secretariat for Research-Government of Catalonia (SGR2017-1301) and the Spanish Ministry of Education (PID2019-104619RB-C43).
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper. Economics
dc.relation.ispartofseries 20-15
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Nation Building
dc.subject.other Intergroup Contact
dc.subject.other Military Service
dc.title Intergroup contact and nation building: evidence from military service in Spain
dc.type workingPaper
dc.subject.jel D02
dc.subject.jel D71
dc.subject.jel J15
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. ECO2009-11165
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. S2015/HUM-3444
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. ECO2019-00419-001
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. MDM2014-0431
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. PGC2018-099415-B-100
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. PID2019-104619RB-C43
dc.identifier.uxxi DT/0000001854
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte (España)
dc.contributor.funder Comunidad de Madrid
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