Time Punctuality and Social Cohesiveness
William R. DiPietro

This paper uses cross country regression analysis to consider whether the cultural trait of time punctuality is positively associated with social cohesiveness, and negatively related to the highly socially disintegrating force of corruption. The results are consistent with both notions. It appears that greater punctuality has a twofold beneficial effect on social binding. Time punctuality simultaneously increases social cohesiveness, and, at the same, it reduces corruption.

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