EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Social Capital

Steven N. Durlauf and Marcel Fafchamps ()

Development and Comp Systems from EconWPA

Abstract: This paper surveys research on social capital. We explore the concepts that motivate the social capital literature, efforts to formally model social capital using economic theory, the econometrics of social capital, and empirical studies of the role of social capital in various socioeconomic outcomes. While our focus is primarily on the place of social capital in economics, we do consider its broader social science context. We argue that while the social capital literature has produced many insights, a number of conceptual and statistical problems exist with the current use of social capital by social scientists.We propose some ways to strengthen the social capital literature.

Keywords: development; growth; identification; inequality; networks; social capital; trust (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O10 O40 L14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-dev and nep-hpe
Date: 2004-09-28
Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 91
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (73) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://128.118.178.162/eps/dev/papers/0409/0409060.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Chapter: Social Capital (2005) Downloads
Working Paper: Social capital (2004) Downloads
Working Paper: Social Capital (2004) Downloads
Working Paper: Social Capital (2004) Downloads
Working Paper: Social Capital (2004) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:wpa:wuwpdc:0409060

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Development and Comp Systems from EconWPA
Series data maintained by EconWPA ().

 
Page updated 2014-08-29
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpdc:0409060