Economics at your fingertips  

Effect of social capital on vulnerability to violence: empirical evidence from India

Malvika Tyagi ()

Journal of Social and Economic Development, 2021, vol. 23, issue 1, No 6, 106-127

Abstract: Abstract This paper is devoted to vulnerability to crime, which is a relatively neglected aspect in the literature on the Economics of crime. The India Human Development Survey data is used to empirically examine the relationship of vulnerability to crime (specifically attack or threat) with social capital, while controlling for economic status. It is found that aspects of social capital such as membership of religious or caste organizations, political connections and acquaintance with government officials play a role in determining household vulnerability to attack or threat. Furthermore, vulnerability seems to be persistent as well as higher in the survey round which was conducted around election time.

Keywords: Social capital; Vulnerability; Violence; India (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) Abstract (text/html)
Access to the full text of the articles in this series is restricted.

Related works:
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:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from

DOI: 10.1007/s40847-020-00109-x

Access Statistics for this article

Journal of Social and Economic Development is currently edited by M.G. Chandrakanth, D. Rajasekhar, Anand Inbanathan and S. Madheswaran

More articles in Journal of Social and Economic Development from Springer, Institute for Social and Economic Change
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla () and Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing ().

Page updated 2022-05-12
Handle: RePEc:spr:jsecdv:v:23:y:2021:i:1:d:10.1007_s40847-020-00109-x