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Social capital, labour precariousness and the economic performance. An empirical assessment of the strength of weak ties in Italy

Fabio Sabatini
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Fabio Sabatini: University of Rome La Sapienza, Department of Public Economics

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Abstract: This paper carries out an assessment of the influence that different kinds of social ties exert on labour precariousness, on the state of health of urban environments and on the economic performance in Italy. Overall, the empirical evidence shows that weak ties connecting members of voluntary organizations positively affect the economic performance and the quality of urban ecosystems, differently from strong ties connecting family members and close friends, which, on the other side, are proved to reduce labour precariousness.

Keywords: Social capital; Social networks; Economic development; Social quality; Civil Society; Labour precariousness; Structural Equations Modelling (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O P (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hrm and nep-ure
Date: 2005-12-11
Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 30
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