publication . Research . Article . Preprint . 2011

Parents, Television and Cultural Change

Hauk, Esther; Immordino, Giovanni;
Open Access
  • Published: 30 Mar 2011 Journal: issn: 1468-0297, Copyright policy
  • Publisher: Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
Abstract
This paper develops a model of cultural transmission where television plays a central role for socialization. Parents split their free time between educating their children, which is costly, and watching TV which though entertaining might socialize the children to the wrong trait. The free to air television industry maximizes advertisement revenue. We show that TV watching is increasing in cultural coverage, cost of education, TV’s entertainment value and decreasing in the perceived cultural distance between the two traits. A monopolistic television industry captures all TV watching by both groups if the perceived cultural distance between groups is small relati...
Subjects
free text keywords: television, socialization, cultural trait dynamics, media coverage, Televisió, television, cultural trait dynamics, Socialització, television, socialization, cultural trait dynamics, media coverage., Mitjans de comunicació de massa, Canvi social, media coverage, socialization, jel:Z1, jel:D03, jel:L82

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publication . Research . Article . Preprint . 2011

Parents, Television and Cultural Change

Hauk, Esther; Immordino, Giovanni;