Social capital as social networks. A new framework for measurement
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Fabio Sabatini: University of Rome La Sapienza
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The contribution of this paper to the social capital literature is twofold. Drawing on the Italian data, it firstly provides a new framework for measurement, allowing to build indicators for five different components of the multidimensional concept of social capital. Secondly, it provides a single, synthetic, measure capturing that particular configuration of social capital which the literature generally associates with positive economic outcomes. This measure is here referred to as "developmental social capital".
Keywords: Social capital; Social networks; Economic development; Principal component analysis; Multiple factor analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A12 O10 O18 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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