Social Capital, Resilience and Accessibility in Urban Systems: a Study on Sweden
John Östh (),
Martina Dolciotti (),
Aura Reggiani () and
Peter Nijkamp ()
Additional contact information
Martina Dolciotti: Largo Gemelli
Peter Nijkamp: Tinbergen Institute
Networks and Spatial Economics, 2018, vol. 18, issue 2, 313-336
Abstract Spatial systems appear to exhibit often a complex pattern of socio-economic development, in terms of (un)employment, income, mobility, ethnic composition, and urbanisation rates. Their evolution is co-determined by such factors as: market proximity, labour and housing market developments, public amenities, use of and access to transport systems, socio-economic composition of the population, etc. In addition, a sine qua non for sustaining urban economic growth is the local or regional presence of individual and collective cognitive assets that favour knowledge acquisition and transfer, education, innovation, and creativity. In this context, social capital and spatial accessibility are critical factors. The present paper aims to provide an operational framework for mapping out and understanding the mechanisms which drive spatial systems from the perspective of the resilience of urban areas, in the light of their social capital in combination with accessibility. Particular attention is therefore given to the essential role of social capital and transport accessibility in shaping both the economic development of cities and the spatial pattern in the evolution of cities, in terms of, inter alia, education, age, ethnic composition, (un)employment, and socio-economic poverty. For our quantitative analysis of the Swedish urban system, a quantile regression model is introduced and applied in order to study which urban-economic factors in Sweden determine the different levels of social capital, which are seen here as the fundamental component of the resilience capacity of urban areas.
Keywords: Social capital; Resilience; Accessibility; Quantile regression; Sweden (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (4) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11067-017-9375-9 Abstract (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:kap:netspa:v:18:y:2018:i:2:d:10.1007_s11067-017-9375-9
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... ce/journal/11067/PS2
Access Statistics for this article
Networks and Spatial Economics is currently edited by Terry L. Friesz
More articles in Networks and Spatial Economics from Springer
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla ().