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Social capital and household welfare in South Africa, 1993-98

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  • John Maluccio
  • Lawrence Haddad
  • Julian May

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The aim in this study is to determine the nature of the causal relationship, if any, between 'social capital', as measured by household membership in formal and informal groups and household welfare in South Africa. Using a recently collected panel data set in South Africa's largest province, we estimate per capita expenditure functions including measures of social capital. After controlling for fixed effects and simultaneity, we find social capital has no effect in 1993 but a positive and significant effect in 1998.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Development Studies.

Volume (Year): 36 (2000)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
Pages: 54-81

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  1. Gustafson, Cole R., 2004. "Value Of Social Capital To Mid-Sized Northern Plains Farms," Staff Papers 23677, North Dakota State University, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics.
  2. Carter, Michael R. & Maluccio, John A., 2002. "Social capital and coping with economic shocks," FCND briefs 142, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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