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Education and the Public Goods Type of Social Capital: Are the Well Educated Free Riding in the Provision of Public Goods?

Ryo Takashima ()

Journal of Economic Issues, 2018, vol. 52, issue 3, 770-794

Abstract: In the previous literature, education has been found to promote the individual’s investment in social capital. However, little is known about its effect on the public goods type of social capital as many of the studies have used generalized measures of social capital. Using survey data from Japan with information on participation in neighborhood associations and community activities, we find that individuals with higher education are no more likely than those with compulsory minimum education to invest in the public goods type of social capital. Nor do we find evidence that the more educated free ride on the less educated in the provision of public goods.

Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.1080/00213624.2018.1489626

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