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dc.contributor.authorSu, Zilingen_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, Yonghanen_US
dc.identifier.citationSu, Z. & Wang, Y. (2021). Cultural effects on the transmission rate of COVID-19. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
dc.description.abstractThis paper seeks to combine various important cultural factors and identify the most significant cultural determinant in affecting the rate of COVID-19 transmission. Studies have supported that cultural differences play a pivotal role in accounting for the variation of COVID-19 transmission across countries. However, existing literature only focused on a single cultural determinant to explain its effects on the transmission outcome of COVID-19. Despite culture being a multidimensional construct, no previous studies have attempted to combine various cultural factors to identify the most pervasive factor in affecting COVID-19 transmission. Hence, our study attempts to bridge this research gap by including 4 main cultural determinants: individualism-collectivism, importance of religion, importance of family ties and social trust. Using Hofstede's individualism index and data from the World Value Survey to measure the scores of the mentioned cultural factors in approximately 102 countries, our empirical evidence suggests that the individualism-collectivism dimension is the most significant factor which influences the transmission rate of COVID-19. Our results remain statistically significant after conducting a series of robustness checks.en_US
dc.publisherNanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.subjectSocial sciences::Economic theoryen_US
dc.titleCultural effects on the transmission rate of COVID-19en_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorJames Angen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Arts in Economicsen_US
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