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Capitale sociale "robusto": analisi macro, evidenza micro


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  • Damiano Fiorillo

    (Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope")


This paper presents a framework characterized by three definitions of social capital and a hypothesis of conceptual robustness that looks, first of all, at the findings of empirical literature on social capital and macro-economic outcomes; and secondly, on a micro-econometric analysis of the accumulation of social capital variables conducted using the ISTAT’s (Italian Central Statistical Office) Multiscopo survey. The paper shows that repeated social interactions and social norms are consistent with a hypothesis of conceptual robustness and that some potential instrumental variables, correlated with social capital accumulation and uncorrelated with household income, provide means to deal with Durlauf’s econometric problems.

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Article provided by SIPI Spa in its journal Rivista di Politica Economica.

Volume (Year): (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (January-March)
Pages: 149-178

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Handle: RePEc:rpo:ripoec:y:2009:i:1:p:149-178

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Keywords: statistical matching; social capital; conceptual robustness;

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  1. Fiorillo, Damiano, 2011. "Household waste recycling: national survey evidence from Italy," MPRA Paper 33631, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Fiorillo, D; & Nappo, N;, 2011. "Job satisfaction in Italy: Individual characteristics and social relations," Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) Working Papers 11/09, HEDG, c/o Department of Economics, University of York.


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